Gift Cards And Cash Stolen From Family Of 16-Year-Old Battling Leukemia

Photo: Courtesy of Cassie Placido

SOMERSET, Mass (WBZNewsRadio) - Hundreds of dollars in money and gift cards meant for the family of a 16-year-old boy battling leukemia, were allegedly stolen from the family car.

Alex Rogers, known in the community of Somerset as "Superhero Alex," has been in and out of the hospital battling the disease since April 2021. The family says it's been one thing after another, including Covid-19, which the entire family, Alex included, just recovered from.

Now it appears, theft can be added to the list of worries. Rogers' mother, Catherine Placido, parked her car at home in Somerset, unlocked. That's when about $200 in cash and nearly $500 in gifts cards were taken from the vehicle. The money was meant to support the family while Alex continues to receive cancer treatment.

Placido says she has filed a police report and now she's simply trying to stay positive.

The family is now planning to hold a bone marrow drive in Alex's honor. The drive isn't necessarily to find a donor for their son, but simply to add him to the poll, she says.

The drive is scheduled March 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Somerset Fire Department. For more information, you can visit the Superhero Alex facebook page.

WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports

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