Angels for Alex

For: Alexandra (Alex) Frerichs
Organizer: Angels for Alex Sponsors
Angels for Alex (Alexandra (Alex) Frerichs)
of $25,000 goal
6% Complete
Raised by 24 donors
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Alex Frerichs is a 24yr old from Elgin, IL who in 2012 contracted the West Nile Virus. The virus has left Alex with limited mobility and round the clock care. Alex is a fighter, she has been fighting her whole life.  Alex was born September 29th, 1989 with a heart defect. Her only chance for survival at that time was a heart transplant. Prayers were answered and she received a heart on November 7, 1989.  After many complications she came home February 12th, 1990. Alex has had many struggles but always fought through them with a smile and lots of determination. Due to a defect in her transplanted heart she had by-pass surgery in June of 1993. She had to have a pacemaker implanted in 2001.  Due to toxicity of the transplant medications she was on, she needed a kidney transplant in 2003. She has never once ever thought of giving up or lost her wonderful sense of humor. The worst battle hit Alex when she contracted the West Nile Virus in august of 2012 which nearly took her life. She was in a coma for a month and has been in and out of hospitals, nursing homes and the rehabilitation center for the past year. The virus settled in her brain and has caused some neurological damage. Alex is finally home and is continuing to work diligently on her rehabilitation. She has fought many battles but this is truly the toughest.
Alex has been working with Dr. Joseph Baldino, a Licensed Chiropractic Physician and Board Eligible Functional Neurologist in Elgin. Dr. Baldino uses the concepts of current neurological and body research with an application utilizing a variety of rehabilitation and chiropractic techniques. Alex is progressing so well with Dr. Baldino, he has great hopes for her recovery. He has her scheduled for extensive treatment at Life Functional Neurology Center in Atlanta, Ga., with Dr. Ted Carrick in January 2014. The doctors feel very strongly that they can get her to walk again. Dr. Carrick, is a Chiropractic Neurologist, who serves as the President of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Neurology. He has maintained an International Specialty practice for the past 35 years and his work has been the subject of several major television and film documentaries as well as the feature for mainstream journals and magazines. Dr Carrick is known for his treatment of traumatic brain injury and sports concussion and attracts patients to his service from around the globe.
Our goal is raise funds to send her to Dr. Carrick's clinic in Atlanta and to help with the rising medical expenses. We are looking for "Angels for Alex". Please help us make this trip possible. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your help. Anything that you can donate gets us one step closer to having Alex back on her feet.
The Angels for Alex group sponsors

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 12, 2014

Posted on November 12, 2014

It has been a year since Alex's fundraiser and we were able to get Alex to Atlanta 3 times! how grateful the Frerichs have been! Alex has made tremendous progress, but still has a very long way to go. We had hoped that she would be walking by now but sadly she has to make a lot more progress before that can happen. Alex has been hospitalized multiple times has had several surgeries since last year. Alexs greatest wish is to get upstairs to her bedroom and to be able to take a shower. The family is also still accepting donations. Please check out her website at Angelsforalex/2013 to see her progress. 

Posted on November 9, 2013

Posted on November 9, 2013

Here are our items for tomorrow's fundraiser @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (rt. 20 and Nesler Road, Elgin) Come join the fun, and win some of these amazing prizes! The event starts at 1PM tomorrow November 10th till 4PM! We will also be having a spaghetti dinner provided by Danny's Pizza! We also have a photo booth and a visit from two of the Chicago Blackhawk Ice Girls! Thank you to all our sponsors, you are all "angels"!

Item Name Live Auction

Mario Tricoci Spa Package $150.00
Bridges of Poplar Creek Golf Outing $200.00
Wine Tasting for 14 People (1 of 2) $250.00
Wine Tasting for 14 People (2 of 2) $250.00
2 Hawks Tickets $350.00
Dinner for 8 at L'Eiffel Bistrot $250.00
Elgin Car Wash Basket $250.00
Red Tail Golf Basket $260.00
Randall Oaks Golf Club: Golf for 4 with Cart $240.00
Bonnie Dundee Golf Course: Golf for 4 with Cart $180.00
Teeth Whitening $350.00
4 White Sox Tickets
Bowes Creek Golf for 4 with Cart $320.00
2 Cubs Tickets
4 Bulls Tickets: November 18th vs Charlotte Bobcats $500.00

Silent Auction Items

$30 in Gift Cards to Rookies
$20 in Gift Certificates to Olive Garden
$25 Gift Certificate to Al's Cafe & Creamery
$20 in Gift Certificates to Elgin Public House 
$25 Gift Card to Stone Eagle Tavern 
$20 Gift Certificate to Niko's Lodge
1 VersaSpa Spray Tan w/prep + moist from Eternal Tan
1 Silver Level Tan from Eternal Tan
$25 in Gift Certificates to Sammy's Mexican Grill & Bar
$25 in Gift Certificates to Sammy's Mexican Grill & Bar
$20 Gift Card to On The Side
$30 Pedicure from Anthony Vince Nail Salon
Dog Basket Magic
Waters Basket 125$
Men’s Sports Basket $100.00
Terra Cotta Wine Chiller $30.00
$50 Gift Certificate to The Gage Restaurant
Lap Quilt $100.00
Garden Basket $90.00
Christmas Basket
Buffalo Grove Golf for 2 with Cart $90.00
$25 Gift Certificate to Pinstripes
$25 Gift Certificate for Ala Carte Entertainment
4 2 Ticket Passes to the Improv Theater $176.00
Ornament Basket Donated by Gina Lempa $105.00
Sofa Server $125.00
Signed Brandon Saad Blackhawks Puck $20.00
Signed Nick Leddy Blackhawks Puck $20.00
Signed Bryan Bickell Blackhawks Puck $30.00

Raffle Items

2 Free Meals at Golden Corral $20.00
$10 Chooch's Pizzeria Gift Certificate
8" Pie from Crust'em Sweets $15.00
8" Pie from Crust'em Sweets $15.00
$5 Gift Certificate to Elgin Books, 2 Book ends $15.00
$10 Gift Certificate to Van's Frozen Custard
Drawing Basket $15.00 Girls Basket $15.00
$5 Gift Certificate Colonial Cafe and
2 Turtle Sundae $10.00
Manicure Gift Certificate $18.00
Manicure Gift Certificate $18.00
Girls Stocking Stuffer Basket $15.00
Girls Stocking Stuffer Basket $15.00
Kids Cooking Basket
Soulful Sparrow Gift Basket $30.00
Starbucks Gift Bag $40.00
Starbucks Gift Bag $40.00
Starbucks Gift Bag $40.00
Starbucks Gift Bag $40.00
Around the Corner Candy Store Gift Basket
Gift Certificate for Large, One Topping Pizza at Georgio’s$16.00
5 Free Entry/Rental Coupons for Paintball Explosion

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