Brave Alex celebrates 11th birthday in isolation

Ger Scully

Reporter:

Ger Scully

Email:

editor@tullamoretribune.ie

TT1407GS

Alex Coyne who is celebrating his 11th birthday in isolation at home

Birthday wishes are sent to Tullamore's Alex Coyne on his 11th birthday which he celebrates today (Wednesday, April 1).

Brave Alex is a year in remission from a rare form of cancer after four years of treatment. He was due to go to see his favourite team Manchester United play at Old Trafford for his birthday this year but that has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alex has been in isolation at home the last few weeks and has to be extra careful as his immune system is still repairing itself from the chemotherapy.

Alex's mother, Rebecca is a nurse on the front-line so it has been a challenging time for Alex and his brother, Dillon but they have been coping very well. Hopefully he will get to Old Trafford this year as he really deserves it.