Alex Robley recently turned 19 and is hoping to raise around $50,000 for a new wheelchair accessible van. His friends and family have founded an organization to help him – it’s called ‘Wheels for Alex’.
Robley, who is Mexcian, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was only two-weeks-old; it left him wheelchair bound for most of his life. He was born around 16 weeks premature, and this caused him to weigh only two pounds at birth. Low birth weight is thought to be a contributing cause for cerebral palsy, according to the Center for Disease Control.
In June, the Colchester resident, graduated from Bacon Academy High School, but has had trouble getting around due to his van constantly breaking down. “The muffler on his old van is falling off, plus the van is 16 yrs old and has been breaking down on the highway,” said …