After experiencing a traumatic skateboarding accident in the summer of 2014, Alex was admitted to the Maricopa Integrated Health System’s Arizona Children Center with a severe head injury and road rash burns to his arms and knees.
The teen had to endure many difficult and invasive procedures: being intubated, multiple surgeries, dressing changes to heal numerous wounds, therapy to relearn coordination and regain strength, and transfers and stays in other hospital settings
With the support of a great team, Alex progressed and moved forward, one step at a time. He enjoyed visiting and joking with the Child Life Team, loved sharing his music selections, and really worked hard on improving his attitude and efforts in healing.
Alex is a truly courageous Hero of the Month, and KWN is proud to honor him!