Can you believe it !

Can you believe it !

 

Some very sad news,Cheryl Fernandez Versini was unavailable for a selfie with me last Friday afternoon.Can you believe it! However in hindsight it was probably a good thing as I would have looked a touch over weight next to her.Sadly the rehearsals made it impossible for me to get back to Stockbridge in time for an incredibly generous cheque presentation from the Co Op in Stockbridge.It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening by all accounts and a big thank you to my Mother for accepting the cheque on The Trusts behalf.I would also like to thank Georgia and Roger but even more importantly the staff and residents at Bicknell Court in Bournemouth.Georgia and Rog ran the Race to the Stones earlier in the year and Rog’s granny was chief fundraiser at Bicknell Court.Many thanks to Pam,Sue and Teresa and the tea and cake put on for the residents that day.Every penny counts in reaching my target of new legs!
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  1. Julie Soufan 26th April 2016 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Al just seen your story…..mmmm like anyone I was shocked and sorry for what has happened….but you have shown me how much more you are than just a body….nice to have a complete one …but if not your still a whole person….

    what more in finance do you need for your artifical legs?

  2. Helen 28th April 2016 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    Inspired is an under statement! Finding who you are and reaching that content happy place is all so amazing! Your son will love you even more for the person you found yourself to be! X

  3. Grainne Teeling 28th April 2016 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    I too have just seen your programme yoy are an amazing man and an inspiration and I am wondering are you still looking for fund raising money

  4. Michelle Bourne 29th April 2016 at 12:47 am - Reply

    Watched the programme on telly tonight and found you and your lovely family truly inspirational
    Would love to do some fund raising now for the trust

    • Fundraiser 30th April 2016 at 9:22 am - Reply

      Dear Michelle, Thank you for getting in touch and your kind message.The response to the film has been overwhelming and touching.
      Any fund raising would be very much appreciated.

  5. Kelly Hennessy 29th April 2016 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Hiya.
    I just showed pictures of you to my three year old son, Vincent and explained what an inspirational man you are and we both agreed that you are beautiful. What a man. What a family. Lots of love, Kelly and Vincent xxx

  6. margaret peacock 29th April 2016 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    Feel very humbled after watching your story on channel 4. Your wife is fantastic, your mother is a very wise woman and your son is adorable. I wish you and all your family every happiness. You have shown life is precious and must be lived to the best of one’s ability. Will follow and support you all the way Alex.

  7. Margaret Peacock 29th April 2016 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    Feel very humbled after watching your story on Channel 4. Your wife is amazing, your mother is a very wise woman and your son is adorable. You have shown us that life is precious and must be lived to the best of one’s ability, despite hardships. I wish you and your family every happiness. Will be following and supporting you all the way Alex. Keep strong, you are all doing a fantastic job.

  8. Laura Brown 30th April 2016 at 12:15 am - Reply

    Inspirational and incredible. Keep fighting and you will achieve all you want to. Congratulations for all you have done so far and I wish you every luck for the future. Thank you for being such an inspiration and for showing us how strong and incredible we can be.

  9. Rosemary Kirby 30th April 2016 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    I watched your programe last night l have thinking about you ever since l know you will stay in my thoughts throughout my life you are a truely inspirational human being.. keep strong love to you and your lovely familyxxx

  10. Chris 2nd May 2016 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Wow what a story that was. This could have happened to any of us. You are right that perhaps without children initially you might think to turn off the lights. My wife saw the programme first and wanted to show me it. The power of family as a motivating force is absolute and your stoicism and drive throughout were amazing to see. The final shot of you guys on your bikes made me cry and I am not a crier ! (Love cycling though…..) my wife said to me she hoped she would be as great as yours if it happened to us. You are lucky to have such a family and would love to have you speak at one of our sales events about the true meaning of tenacity and will. Hope the new legs are bought in record time. Cheers

  11. Linda H 2nd May 2016 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Hey Alex,
    I couldn’t sleep and was randomly flicking through news websites and saw a story about you – I was just so saddened to read of your illness but then so taken aback by your strength and spirit and honesty I just had to find a way to say hello! ­čÖé
    I can’t even begin to imagine what you have been through but I just wanted to let you know that at 3.30am on a Tuesday morning in the city of Perth in Western Australia – your courage and heart and hit me like a freight train from the other side of the world and man – you are one impressive man.
    I was so pleased to find this site and see you are doing well and the cool things you are up to.
    From me to you – one side of the earth to the other – I genuinely wish you every bit of happiness that life can give you and hope each year with medical advances your rehabilitation and quality of life improve beyond what you imagine it even can.
    You have a beautiful family, you must be very proud – as I’m sure that are of you.
    If your ever in Oz I’ll go out of my way to see you speak – that would be cool.
    Your in my thoughts mate. ­čÖé

  12. Carmel Merrick 3rd May 2016 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    I have just watched your programme and I want to say how inspirational it was…..

  13. Jim 4th May 2016 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    What A Man !!! As an above the knee amputee of 17 years, I have a slight inkling of your trials and tribulations.

    I too am unable to get a prosthesis with a suitable knee and having a very short stump, any artificial limb is not really an option. However I get around famously using crutches.

    Like me, you are blest with an incredible Wife who has supported you through thick and thin, loving and cherishing you always. She deserves everything that is good and I salute her unreservedly.

    What a great Lady and Son. Believe me when I say, despite your own fantastic resolve, without their Love and Support, you would not have achieved all that you have over the years.

    Thank your lucky that you have the love of a Wife and Son of their calibre. Go Well and Continued Progress in all your endeavours dear fellow.

    Kind regards,
    Jim,

  14. Tim Williams 6th May 2016 at 1:08 am - Reply

    There is not a lot I can say about your situation Alex.. Except you need to know you are the most inspirational man the way your facing up to what’s happened to you I have ever come across!!!! It’s not what people see, it’s what’s in your heart !! I wish you and your family all the best for the future!! Always remember Alex there is a future!!

  15. Steph 6th May 2016 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    I can’t stop crying how amazing you are! And youR family!Such an inspiration! There is a future Alex and don’t ever give up. Sending my love to you and your lovely family x
    Steph X

  16. Kathryn M 8th May 2016 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    Hi Alex, I feel compelled to let you know how amazing I think you are, and the same goes for your family and friends!
    Having just watched the documentary about your story, I am totally blown away by your strength and courage, and I’d like you to know that you really are an inspiration, not just to me, but to countless people all over the world-anyone who hears your story in fact!
    There’s no doubt in my mind that your son will be extremely proud of you as he grows up and understands how you have battled through such incredibly difficult times. He’s a very lucky boy to have such a courageous father.

    I wish you and your family the very best for the future x

  17. Kristy Windle 19th May 2016 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Just finished watching your story and have to say what an inspiration you are and role model to your little boy! Keep fighting the good fight, I’ll be looking out for updates on your progress.

  18. Linda Marshall 30th June 2016 at 7:18 am - Reply

    I finally watched your programme last night after having it recorded since it was aired earlier this year.
    It was truly moving Alex.
    One thing someone like yourself finds hard to accept is that right from beginning, you are ‘still ‘ loved and wanted. You may be broken in places, but still very very precious.
    Once you had realised and come to terms with this, you shone again, became handsome, dignified, your own man, a very important part of the family, the actual backbone!

    Well done for all you achieved.

    Watching you at the school gates when you took your son for his first day , you beat yourself up because ‘the other dads’ were able to take their sons in…. my dad was ‘always’ able to take me ‘in’, but never…. you are a good dad Alex, as I said , a little broken, but nothing help and expertise cannot repair!

    Enjoy your life.. The very best wishes to your lovely mum, who I could really relate to ( I too have a son your age) , your lovely wife and your precious son xx

    • Janessa 19th October 2016 at 10:21 am - Reply

      The abtiily to think like that is always a joy to behold

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