Alex’s parents were told that he would never walk again, and to prepare for the reality that Alex would be a quadriplegic with paralysis from his arms down.
Alex endured 9 days in the intensive care unit (ICU), 22 days in the spinal unit and Royal North Shore Hospital and 239 days at Royal Rehab where he worked extremely hard on learning to adjust to his new life, and regain function and movement in his limbs.
Since then Alex has hit major physical and mental milestones returning to school to complete his HSC, attending music festivals, building strength and control of his limbs to be able to brush his teeth, utilise a computer, feed himself, and perform quicker and stronger transfers into his bed and wheel chair – which he can now operate himself.
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Whilst Alex was in ICU his brother Zac was in the middle of his HSC. Understandably Zac was overwhelmed and didn’t want to complete his final exam. Alex looked at him and said,
“Zac, if I fight … You fight”.
This movement has caught on and is inspiring individuals, businesses, sports clubs, schools, celebrities, professional sports men and women, professional DJ’s and anyone and everyone that touches the story.
ALEX’S FOLLOWERS ARE HIS TRIBE. THEY INSPIRE HIM AND HE INSPIRES THEM.
His story captivates a wide range of the globe who engage in a huge number of likes, comments and shares.
His IFIGHTYOUFIGHT community is joined by some of Australia’s best sports men and women.
Alex launched his motivational speaking career in front of 900 people at his gala night. To be inspired watch the video above.
Alex’s story has touched Australia. It is a journey of tragedy and triumph and continues to gain interest as he grows into a man maintains his elite athlete status.
Alex has generated interest across TV, press and radio and featured heavily across news networks in both feature pieces and interviews.
There have been a number of documentary requests and Alex’s profile is beginning to gain interest.
Alex has become an ambassador for the University of Sydney’s Centre of Neuroscience and regeneration and has dedicated his time to help raise money to find a cure for brain disease and spinal cord injuries.
Alex is an inspiration to Australia and the world and is the face of resilience, positivity and living life. Alex is working with brands that align with his passion and positivity and zest for a happy, healthy and fulfilled life.
Alex has been working with Rugby Australia, UTS’s Spinal Cord Centre, National Institute
of Dramatic Arts (NIDA, NRMA MJ Bale & Vivid). He is looking to align with brands that support him as an elite athlete and inspiration to many.
We want to join forces with you to inspire and motivate the world to keep living, keep dreaming and keep believing. No matter the tragedy you can still live your best life.
To discuss partnerships, ambassadorships, social media, speaking and advertising opportunities please contact us.
Chief Visionary Officer