Friday, September 23, 2011

Help Alex Get a Service Dog!

Alex Wales, 11 years old, was diagnosed with Adrenoleukodystrophy early in 2009 and underwent a bone marrow transplant later that year. ALD is a progressive, degenerative disorder... you may have seen the movie "Lorenzo's Oil," which was based on the true story of a young boy who suffered from the disease and his parents' efforts to help him.

Recent tests have concluded that Alex's bone marrow transplant wasn't successful and his ability function in several areas continues to decline.

Alex needs a service dog to assist him with daily living tasks. In fact, he's picked out a beautiful dog named Sam. Friends are trying to raise funds to cover this expense, which is not reimbursed by insurance. Our goal is $6500 in the next month.

Donations may be made by check payable to: 

Mike Wales, 
c/o Friends of Alex, 
6424 Birchleigh Circle
Alexandria, VA 22315

To learn more about Alex's journey, or to buy ALD awareness t-shirts and support the cause, visit his CaringBridge site:

There is also a Zazzle store to help bring awareness to this horrible disease

Thanks in advance for your support. Please share and invite your friends to help Alex too.


  1. We come way of CyberSibes and wanted to show our support and say "hello!"

  2. Hi! We will help spread the word - CyberSibes has sent us over!


  3. Alex, glad we can help spread the word. Every dog needs a special boy to look after!

    ~Jack & Moo
    (PS: Hope you liked the card!)

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