Two-time cancer thriver Alex Parra, commonly known as Alex1Leg on social media, has been through a lot in life. Regardless of the hand he was dealt, his positive attitude is infectious and continually inspires others around him.
First diagnosed in 2016 at 15 years old, Alex was a thriving athlete entering his junior year of high school when he noticed some knee pain. After a couple months of ignoring it, he went through rounds of testing that revealed stage 2 osteosarcoma. His prognosis was shocking; he was given a 40% chance of survival. He didn’t know how to process the news, so he continued on with normal life for a week before beginning chemotherapy. After two months of chemotherapy, it was revealed that the cancer wasn’t responding.