Hey everyone, my name is Alex Niles; not too long ago I was living life as any 30 year old would be - that is, enjoying my family, friends, seeing the world, and following passions. Unfortunately, life took a bit of a detour after being diagnosed with Stage IV gastric cancer in the fall of 2013. Although receiving news like that obviously alters ones life, I refuse to let it dictate who I am and how I intend on living. I cannot control the fact that this is the situation I find myself in, but I have nothing but the strongest intentions of making the most out of it!
Although this journey is difficult at times, it has given me the opportunity to see things clearly, realize what and who are important, as well as learning a ton that has helped me with my battle. I wanted to share my story with you, partly to update you on how I am handling it, but also to spread awareness and spread the information that I had to find out on my own.
Throughout the videos I will be posting, I want you to know that I have no doubt that we will beat this, that this is merely a chapter in life's book in which we all can learn from. Although I of course wish the circumstances were different, I am happy to share my experience and what I've learned with you, so that we can connect, learn, and grow together.
With my deepest thank you and love,