Here is an update for Alec on what has been happening in the last 1 1/2 months since we returned from the Stem Cell Treatment in Switzerland.

Alec has continued with the acupuncture treatments and is now feeling the pin pick sensations down to his lower back level, prior he had no feeling at all on his back. Dr Lee has also checked on nerve endings lower and Alsc shows reactions to the stimulation which means the nerves are still intact.

At the Project Walk therapy they were able to get the following movement in his shoulder/arm (see video). This was something that prior to the treatment Alec was not able to do.
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Tammy Ceja PottsTears, chills..... I'm so excited for Alec. Bob Goldman and Mary Goldman, it's a rough journey but one your family can conquer.2 days ago   ·  2
Ashley ContrerasThis is so good to hear!! Keep pushing Alec! There's no limits!2 days ago   ·  1
Pat GoldmanOMG what great news on what's happening for you Alec. You are on my mind each day hoping little things happening will led to greater happiness.πŸ’žπŸ’žxoxo Proud of you Mr. AlecπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜πŸŒžπŸŒ»1 day ago   ·  1
Christopher AndersonThis is incredible. :)2 days ago   ·  1
Beth AshleyWonderful news! <32 days ago   ·  1
Denise PuertasThat's awesome keep it up2 days ago   ·  1
Teri Shew KennedyAwesome!!!!2 days ago   ·  1
Katy Walker ReeceAwesome!2 days ago   ·  1
Debbie Hoffman BaileyThat's awesome news!! Keep it up Alec. I have this feeling you are going to keep amazing us all!! Love you guys!!2 days ago   ·  1
Charlett KozelkaGreat news!! Keep up the great work Alec!!1 day ago   ·  1
Susan Fuhrmann HickeyAmazing!2 days ago   ·  1
Silvana SagerAwesome..thank you GodπŸ’™2 days ago   ·  1
Mason Weidner-HollandGreat News!! Keep moving forward! A true inspiration to us all2 days ago   ·  1
Barb KeithSo awesome Alec!!! Proud of you....xoxoxoxo1 day ago
Colleen WhalenAmazing!1 day ago
Michael BezyackAmazing as always!1 day ago   ·  1
Chris CookWow!!! Great job Alec!!!2 days ago   ·  1
Paul BaileySo awesome. Keep it up Alec!!!!2 days ago   ·  1
Lauren MeccaYes!!!!! He's amazing!!! πŸŽ‰2 days ago   ·  1
Carol HelselYa! Alec is so amazing!!!2 days ago   ·  1
Crystal KeithThis is amazing!!!! Such a great update!1 day ago   ·  1
Jon Fischerawesome!!....Keep Moving Forward1 day ago
Terri FarrisHow can you watch this and not well up with happy tears!!! Incredible!!1 day ago
Kimberly Jennison GauvinAmazing progress!2 days ago   ·  1
Karrie Stafford WalkerWhoop! That is so awesome. God is good. This made my day. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘1 day ago

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We are back from Switzerland.
The trip went extremely well considering it was the first time traveling with Alec for any period of time and on an airplane. We learned a few new things along the way and each day seemed to get easier. The Air Flight home was much better for Alec then the one heading over. Alec was able to sleep most of the way. Swiss Air Lines were so accommodating to all of us and made the trip that much easier. Having the whole family together for the this trip was great. Kylie was able to do some site seeing, lots of slack lining downstairs at the park area, parasailing and met so many people from all over the world. Her and Matt made regular runs to Mega Kabobe and for Pizza which the three of them seemed to enjoy almost ever day. Alec will never forget the Donner Bowl, he ate one almost ever day.

Big shout out to Matt Shapiro for making the trip with us and helping out with Alec. We can both honestly say it would have been so much more difficult had Matt not been there to help with the transfers and lifting. Everyone in their life should have a best friend who is like Matt. Alec is lucky enough to call that friend Matt. Matt goes out of his way to always make sure Alec is comfortable and enjoying himself. Whether they were just hanging out in the room, downstairs by the boardwalk or walking around the town they always seem to find a way to enjoy themselves. It was so great to watch both Alec and Matt have fun along the way and enjoy Switzerland. Matt, words will never say how grateful Mary and Me are for what you did for us and Alec. You are Truly a blessing to this family!!!

As for Switzerland all we can say is everyone should go there once in there life time. The people are amazing, the buildings, architecture and landscape is amazing and the experience is remarkable. Everyone we met along the way was so helpful. This is one place we would truly hopefully return to some day.

Now we wait and see what Alec achieves from the Stem Cell Treatment. God willing over the next 6-12 months he makes steady progress in some parts of his body were the damage has occurred. Through faith and hard work we all believe anything is possible for Alec. Continue your prayers and thoughts for our only son and wish him the best. We love you Alec, we are so happy we were able to make this trip and opportunity happen for you. To all of you who have supported, contributed or prayed for Alec, this is all possible because of you. Thank you all from all the Goldman Family

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Katie NewsomThis is amazing. I am so happy you had an amazing trip. Hopefully it will be one more step in positive future for Alec. I am lucky to have known both Alec and Matt since grade-school. They are two of the best. I am happy to hear you and the family made it home safe. Thank you for the updates. They are much appreciated!2 months ago   ·  2
Rich CollinsWelcome home and God bless Alec, the family and Matt!!2 months ago   ·  1
Beth AshleyEverything is possible...except reading Bob Goldman's posts without shedding tears! Thank-you all for sharing your journey with us! You are truly inspirational! Love to all of you. Matt, you are an example to behold.2 months ago   ·  1
Charlotte Peckawww this makes me so happy 😭😭😭❀️2 months ago   ·  1
Tammy Ceja PottsAmazing journey. ....if you have questions just holler. Praying for you Alec Goldman.2 months ago

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Good Morning Everyone
Alec has completed his Stem Cell Treatment.
They extracted his bone marrow for his hip, processed the bone marrow, extracting the white and red blood cells and stem cells and processed the stem cells and created the 4-5 million Stem Cells, This process took about 2 hours. They then extracted some of his spinal fluid from the Lumbar L5 part of his spine and injected the Stem Cells into his spine. He was then placed in the recovery room where he laid flat for about 4-5 hours. He received a IV with his red and white blood cells taken from the extraction along with some Vitamins and Supplements to encourage the Stem Cells to take and thrive. During this time Alec felt the warmth of the injection through his body which is encouraging since they say that shows the stem cells are taking. We then took him back to the hotel where we got him back into bed. He spent the next 18 hours sleeping and resting which they encouraged for the first 24 hours. This morning we got him up, gave him a bath and have him in his chair now. We are about to go outside and enjoy this country with all the beauty. The Doctors will have a follow up this after noon where he will receive another Vitamin Supplement IV to help the Stem Cells take and Thrive.

Now we have to wait and see what happens. Over the next 6-12 months Alec can see and feel improvements. The first items to recover are usually sensation. Recovery can be anything from sensation, to internal organ functions, to movement of body parts. Some of these items can be continued strength in his diaphragm, control of spasms, sensation of feeling to touch and hot and cold are just some of the things that can occur. Through Therapy and rehab hopefully he may see area's of movement below his shoulder level.

God willing and through everyone's prayers and support we hope this is a start to a improving life for Alec. Blessing to the Doctors for being able to complete this treatment for Alec and give him this opportunity. Blessing for the opportunity for Alec to be able to come over here for this. Last but not least blessing to all of you for your continued support and encouragement.

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Linda Mercer BarrIs this just one treatment? Prayers and Blessing to all of you, enjoy yourselves today, look at. All of God's beauty around you.2 months ago   ·  1
Susie Sabo PerryHe just amazes me. I will continue to pray that he gets every benefit from the stem cell transplant. God bless all of you.2 months ago   ·  2
Terri FarrisTime for you all to embrace life, love one another, and enjoy your surroundings! You all deserve it! Hugs all around. Time to yodel!!!!2 months ago   ·  2
Christine BatesSounds positive. Where is he receiving treatment? My husband went to Panama las August for stem cell.2 months ago   ·  1
Bre HopeAlways in my thoughts and prayers πŸ’šπŸ™πŸ»2 months ago   ·  1
Terri Piraino HansardSuch encouraging news! Alec and the Goldman family are in our thoughts, hopes and prayers! Sending lots of love to Switzerland!! πŸ™β™₯οΈπŸ™β™₯️2 months ago   ·  1
Leslie SwanThat is such great news. So happy he was feeling better to have the treatment. Love you guys! Prayers for Alec and the family. What a hurdle you have all endured.2 months ago   ·  1
Sue Jennings EppsteinOur prayers are with you Always 😍2 months ago   ·  1
Pat GoldmanSo wonderful to receive this amazing report that has happened for my special Grandson AlecπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž Prayers for comfort,rest and healingπŸ™ May all of you enjoy some time seeing the country side of Lucerne😍2 months ago   ·  1
Tricia ParisVery exciting! God bless Alec and your family on this journey full of hope!2 months ago   ·  2
Carol Esposito-AlmosSo great to hear. Lots of prayers too2 months ago   ·  1
Sherry CainSeeing the two of them brings tears of joy. I'm so happy for all of you. With Gods will this will take and Alec will see continued progress. Love you all.2 months ago   ·  2
Carol HelselSending my love and prayers your way!2 months ago   ·  1
Diane Carrillo LopezGreat News!! Thanks for sharing this with us...we continue to keep you all in our prayers!!!2 months ago   ·  1
Mary GrileyHope for great improvements! Our love and prayers for you Alec!2 months ago   ·  1
Tammy Ceja PottsHurray, hurray, hurray. ...such a committed family. Thanks for the update, enjoy the country's beauty. Prayers for continued strength. .....hugs !!2 months ago   ·  1
Jennifer Putnam KurtzVery exciting! He has been in our hearts. Have a great day. Enjoy Switzerland. It's a beautiful country.2 months ago   ·  2
Paul BaileyGreat news. We continue to pray for Alec and the family.2 months ago   ·  1
Tracy Kirk GraftonContinued prayer for Alec and all of you! πŸ™2 months ago   ·  1
Jessica HughesSo amazing! Such a bad ass Alec! You're an amazing human being and I pray everyday for you. You have heart and strength no one can match and I am so proud of you. I love you and miss you. Now go enjoy the beautiful views!!! 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘2 months ago   ·  1
Leah Nicole WhitenackYayyyyyyy!!!! Sending prayers your way! ❀️2 months ago   ·  2
Lisa Goldman HaygoodThat is awesome news! Enjoy your time over there, make a lot of memories! We love you guys!!2 months ago   ·  2
Ali WalkerThat is so awesome!!!2 months ago   ·  2
Lauryn SerranoGreat update! Love all of you so much! Huge hug and kiss for that man ❀️❀️❀️2 months ago   ·  2
Jon FischerPositive thoughts for the entire Goldman family..2 months ago   ·  1

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