Rex Fleming: Social media lets world keep tabs on youngster, and offers family emotional outlet

Friends have been able to keep up with Rex Fleming’s story almost from the beginning, thanks to social media. His father, Lance, has been keeping a journal on — a website designed for people to communicate and find support during a health crisis like Rex’s. Lance also updates Rex’s situation on his Facebook page. But it all started with an email that first night at Hendrick Medical Center, where Rex was initially diagnosed with a brain tumor Nov. 22, 2010.