Annalee wrote:MikeVP wrote:ANNALEE...Yeah, Alex wouldn't like that one either. But WoW, the Coke Zero Picture is a really great shot of Danica!
Alex is getting geered up as we are making our annual pilgrimage to MIS on Sunday! My wife bought him a tshirt and ironed on the picture of him and Danica! When Alex met her, I told her the story of how he became her biggest fan.... We were at IMS during Pole day in 2009 and Danica was walking back to the garage. The crowd was yelling her name...then became quiet. Alex then stood up and yelled "I love you Danica!". She turned and waved in his direction. Ever since, he is nuts for Danica! Danica then asked Alex to let her know where we would be during Driver ride arounds (on the pick up trucks) so she could look and listen for "I love you Danica"! We've become friends with many people at SHR and Alex has become an unofficial member of the SHR pit crews. (Alex has said he wants to be a front tire changer since he was 3). So I've contacted a few of the crew members to let Danica know where we'd be so she can look for him.
We just love everyone at SHR. Every employee has been so gracious and giving to us. And it is
truly heart-felt from everyone. <3 <3
Can't wait for Sunday!!! Go SHR!!
Just a little background...Alex is 12 and we adopted him from Russia when he was 11 months old. He has FASD, which includes everything from seizures, ADHD, OCD, Growth issues, Social issues, and is mentally about the age of 6-7. He has gone through more things than most kids his age. However, He really is such a smart and funny boy, but the FASD just doesn't allow him to tell us how he feels....My wife and I are basically Alex's external brain. It's kinda like the "Groundhog Day" movie, where we have to tell him the same thing, hundreds of times every day. However, with
NASCAR, Alex knows all the drivers, car numbers, facts... It is the one thing where Alex can actually express his feelings (somewhat) and hold an intellectual discussion. NASCAR is one of the 2 things that we do as a family, where I feel like we are a "normal" family!
This just warms my heart....how loving and caring of your family to adopt this little boy.....Alex may struggle each and every day, but he's such a lucky little boy to have you and your wife to care for him........and I know you feel the same about him......through his struggles you come to realize what is really important in life.....God Bless you all....I hope he has the time of his life this weekend!!! If she could win this race .........that would be amazing for Alex.....Please share your Photos of the weekend if you can......
OKAY DANICA PRESSURE IS ON......WIN ONE FOR ALEX.....
Thanks for your kind words ANNALEE! It would be amazing if she won. Hope the HMS engines hold up - as they have not only had problems at MIS, but the whole 2014 season so far..
Will post pictures of the race as it will be a GREAT day! BTW..we are taking one of Alex's best buddies along and it will be his first race! Can't wait for him to experience Alex's (and our) passion!