OneLessWire was founded to help create moments of relief, joy and escape for teens spending significant amounts of time inpatient for treatments of life-threatening illnesses. Through donations and partnerships with other organizations, OneLessWire assembles and delivers “Escape Bags” to qualifying teens. These bags include high-quality wireless headphones to allow teens to escape into music, movies, gaming, video chatting without adding any wires. Other items included in the Escape Bag are selected to make hospital stays a little less awful.
Alex Weed was diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) in September 2016 at the age of 16. After 6 rounds of chemotherapy, Alex was in remission. Unfortunately, his lymphoma returned just one month later. Relapse brought about the need for a bone marrow transplant. Alex’s transplant occurred July 7, 2017 from an unrelated umbilical cord blood donation found through Be The Match. Alex spent over 150 days inpatient during his bone marrow transplant and 2-year long battle with cancer. During that time, Alex wanted to escape & used technology like movies, music & gaming to detach from hospital life. But the headphones he wore had a wire...adding one more wire to the multitude already hooking him to necessary medical equipment. Alex knew that having an escape needed to come with one less wire. OneLessWire was born from Alex’s desire to help other teens in similar situations. Those spending significant time inpatient, hooked up to multiple wires required for medical treatment. He wanted to create moments of relief, joy and escape with OneLessWire.
Founded by two-time childhood cancer survivor, Alex Weed, OneLessWire is led by an extraordinary team. Each member has been touched personally by cancer; either as a patient, a child of a patient, the parent of a patient or the oncologist to many pediatric patients. Together this team is dedicated to bringing moments of relief and joy to teens fighting for their lives.
Bring moments of relief, joy and escape to teens fighting for their lives.