Alex Carter Louisville, KY 1,269 Votes
Alex was born with a Rare condition called L1 Syndrome. This caused him to have Hydrocephalus (water on the brain), Cranial Stenosis (no soft spots), Epilepsy, Chronic Lung Disease, 2 Heart Murmurs, and Severe Acid Reflux. Alex is only 6 years old, but has already had 4 major brain surgeries, and a 3 part stomach surgery. Alex cannot walk, and eats with a feeding tube. Despite all of these issues, Alex is the happiest child I have ever met. He is the middle child of 3, and teaches everyone he meets the true meaning of love and happiness. I don’t know anyone who has met Alex and walked away without being touched in some way. Rather it’s his smile, laughter, or way of always fighting, he proves everyday that heroes can come in small packages.
Alex has defeated all odds, being told that he would never make it when born (he is now 6), that he would never breath unassisted (hasn’t used oxygen in years), never be able to understand anything that was going on (he is WELL aware of his surroundings, and plays basic games, recognizes people, and even rides his power wheel), and never be mobile (he “bunny hops” around). He has proved all of the doctors wrong and continues to do so everyday.
Alex loves his big brother and little sister. His Favorite toys are his Power Wheel (it was adapted by his grandpa to work with a “push button”), and plastic hangers. He loves animals, especially his pet African Gray bird, Archie. His best skills are his social skills, being able to make anyone laugh with his addicting smile, and playful ways.
This van would help Alex and his family. It would help him be able to easier go to move things he enjoys, like his brother’s soccer games or to the park. With your help, Alex can go places that he was never able to before, due to his mobility restrictions.
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