On January 6th, 2010 Alex suffered a gunshot wound to the head...given 3 HOURS TO LIVE ....this is our story of survival and how God continues to work in and through our lives!

Friday, February 11, 2011


Let me say real quick that Gabi's surgery was a HUGE success and her blood flow has increased dramatically!!!  We stopped by to see her after Alex's LONG day of therapy yesterday .... Alex even snuck into ICU and when asked how old he was.... he fibbed and said 18!!  I was in the waiting room chatting with her family and next thing I knew Alex was gone and had gotten them to buzz him into ICU and was behind the closed door, lol.  HE MADE IT IN!  Last time I took he and Brooks to see her when she was in ICU they wouldn't let them in if under 18.  Alex was going to make sure he got in to see his girl yesterday!

Tomorrow is the big day.... in case you all need reminders... tomorrow is the day to come meet Alex, hang out and go down the big SNOW SLIDE that THE ICE MAN is so generously is providing!  Debbie's Doghouse will be there with her spectacular HOT DOGS.... best in town!  Admission is free to the celebration, however there will be minimal charges for the snow slide, pony rides and bouncy houses.  I think it's $1.00 per ride as well as for the popcorn and cotton candy.  For every $5.00 you spend on tickets, you will be entered into a raffle for many great giveaways!!  Once we have gotten all the prizes together... I will try to post later as to what is up for grabs and who donated what!  Debbie's Doghouse has combo deals for hot dog, chips and soda = $3.00 and for sausage dog, chips and soda = $4.00   There will be 2 time slots to get pictures with Alex with a Survivor backdrop that Carly, Julie and Mr. Mark have been working on and put a lot of time and effort into creating.  Times are 12-12:30 and 2-2:30.  We have Gabi's mom, Karen who will be singing a special song for Alex at 1:00pm.  It is my understanding that there may be some Jaguar Cheerleaders and maybe even a few players.... don't quote me on that.... If all goes as planned... this is the case :0)  FRAN'S BOUTIQUE AND SALON will have a table with jewelry for sale ...cute cute stuff!  CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK will be there.... If you donate to their cause...even just $1.00, you will receive a special 5x7 Survivor Card of Alex.  This organization makes it possible for children in Alex's case to get the best medical technology possible!  We couldn't have gotten this far without their contributions to hospitals.  GATOR COUNTRY will be there by 1:00pm and Alex plans on getting on stage and showing off some of his moves between 1-1:30.  We certainly hope to see you there and thank you in person for your love, support and prayers over the past year.  SUPERMAN SPEED recovery couldn't be accomplished without all of you!  So please come out... meet Alex, get a hug or maybe even a sneaky kiss on the lips, lol!  THIS IS THE DAY WE WILL REJOICE IN HIS MIRACLES!!  THANK YOU GOD FOR ONE MORE DAY WITH MY HANDSOME BOY!!