At this point, two and half years after being diagnosed, Alex was still fighting hard to get better, still regularly undergoing treatments. Yet rather than spend an evening playing computer games like any other typical teenager, Alex wanted to help raise money for others who were suffering. Shortly after he baked the cake, Alex was rushed to hospital for another two days with an infection.
When Kevin Jones, one of the KMB Directors, heard about my brother, he said he couldn’t sit back and do nothing, he wanted to do something to help us.
At the end of March last year, for Alex’s 15th birthday, we were due to visit Florida for the holiday of a lifetime, courtesy of Rays of Sunshine children’s charity. The KMB team wanted to make Alex’s birthday as special as possible, so came up with the idea to raise money to enable Alex to go swimming with the dolphins and spend the day at Discovery Cove on his birthday. With the help of friends, colleagues, and customers, they exceeded their target and were able to book him a dinner with the Avengers, his favourite characters.