In October, 2009 4-year-old Alex Brown's life was suddenly changed. After complaining about neck pain for just a few days, it progressed to where he had a fever and could not stand up. At the hospital, he was diagnosed with a mass in his spinal column, Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Hematoma, which required immediate surgery. The spinal cord was compressed and left him paralyzed. To support Alex and his family, the first Team Alex 5K/5 Mile Run/Walk was held in April, 2010. With the funds raised, the Brown family was able to purchase the RTI FES cycle and other equipment for Alex with the hope he will fully recover. The success of that event and the realization that many families of children affected by spinal cord illness or injury are in need of therapy and mobility devices not covered by insurance, led to the formation of the Team Alex Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the following mission:
- To restore hope to children who dream of one day walking
- To provide funds to purchase specialized therapy devices and mobility equipment to youths and organizations that treat youths suffering from spinal cord illness or injury
Thanks for your interest in the Team Alex Fund. To support our mission, please see the "Get Involved" page of this website. Together we are…..Restoring Hope to Children!
Team Alex Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as designated by the Internal Revenue Code.