Funds being raised to support family of four-week-old Alejandro Angel, who was diagnosed with rare pediatric cancer.
The family who owns the Squamish Connector is asking for the community’s help and good wishes as its newest member faces a rare form of pediatric cancer.
Four-week-old Alejandro (Alejo) Angel has been diagnosed with a malignant rhabdoid tumour with SMARCB1 mutation on chromosome 22.
According to his family, this is only the tenth such recorded case with this exact pediatric cancer in the world.
There are currently no medical options for him in Canada.
So his parents Erin and Frederico Angel of North Vancouver are scouring the globe for answers and help for their baby, the couple’s first.
When the baby boy was about a week old, his parents noticed lumps in his legs and back. He was sent for an ultrasound and a biopsy. That’s when they got the devastating diagnosis.
“He was born Jan. 20, and all…