Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Five Year Old Who Battles Leukemia Wants to Meet Shakira



EL PASO, TX- Alex Cisneros is a five year old boy who was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia at just eleven months old. There are only seven known cases like his in the world and up to a few weeks ago he had lived a normal life showing almost no signs of even being sick. Alex was in the hospital for three weeks due to a case of pneumonia. He was doing so well but due to the pneumonia the cancer is no longer in remission. Alex is getting sick and needs to get a bone marrow transplant. A match has been found for Alex using chord blood. Alex will start ten days of chemotherapy and then get the transplant. Doctors say it is a 50/50 chance that he will be able to live a normal life. That is a chance his parents are willing to take.

Alex is your normal five year old boy who is full of energy and who loves to play with other kids. But when you ask him who his favorite person in the whole world is he doesn't give you the name of a super hero like every other boy his age. His answer is Shakira. Alex knows many of her songs and his parents say he watches her music videos religiously that he even knows the choreography to to the songs. Alex's dream is to meet Shakira. Many attempts have been made by the family to reach the singer but have not been successful. The family is asking for help to grant their son this wish. Shakira will be in El Paso in October for a concert and they would like to take advantage of her being in town to make his wish come true. Anyone who can make this wish come true for Alex is asked to call 915-633-4724.

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