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Alex Hudson Lyme Disease Foundation

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Raised by 179 people in 10 months
Created March 27, 2018
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Alexandra Marisa Hudson was born on December 20, 1995 and passed away March 24, 2018. She was diagnosed with Lyme and Mast Cell in the Spring of 2017 and staged a heroic fight to beat this illness.

Alex was born and raised in Fresno CA. She graduated from Clovis North High School in 2014 and was excited to accept a full ride scholarship to UCLA. Unfortunately her health issues deterred her from this opportunity and she worked on her college degree with an online program through ASU.

Alex was an avid lover of sports and could not find a sport that she didn’t excel at. She played club soccer and softball and also found time to cheer and dance.

Alex had a servant’s heart and the homeless became her passion. Most Sunday nights she would be found driving the streets of Fresno passing out dinner meals to them. She touched many lives through school, sports, church and the community. She will be remembered most for her giving spirit, true kindness and willingness to include others.

Alex’s final goal in life was to be an advocate for fellow Lyme and MCAS Warriors. The strong, healthy, athletic young woman experienced first-hand the lack of competent care and treatment for this disease. She also experienced the misdiagnosis of her disease when she was younger and the complications it caused later in life. She fought in typical Alex fashion- all the way to the end, with no pain medication. The Alex Hudson Lyme Foundation has been established in her memory. This foundation will raise money to help individuals receive proper testing who might not otherwise have the resources available to them. The foundation will also work to fundraise for research aimed at MCAS.

The foundation received its charity status approval on June 15, 2018.  All donations are tax deductible under the 501c3 status. For further information or to lend support, please reach out to the team at alexhudsonlymefoundation@gmail.com
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Happy New Year Blessings to you my friends. I haven’t had a moment to update all of our special GoFundMe donors in quite some time. So, as we begin a new year, let’s bring you up to speed on the great strides that the Alex Hudson Lyme Foundation has made in just six short months.

In June of 2018, AHLF was formed and was able to put together a team of women to accomplish significant goals. A Bluebird Scholarship was established and granted to a Lyme patient in need. AHLF’s inaugural fundraiser, “Tea for Alex”, was initiated and received tremendous support from our community. We are blessed by the outpouring of love and support from the Fresno community in honoring Alex’ s legacy.

The fundraiser alone raised over $20,000 for Lyme and MCAS research and advocacy. We have just signed our first MOU, in collaboration with Global Lyme Alliance, for groundbreaking research to be named after Alex.

We encourage you to follow us on our social media pages for continued updates. Please visit our website at www.alexhudsonlymefoundation.org to sign up for our newsletter. This is important as we will be closing our GoFundMe page shortly.

We were recently featured in the Fresno Bee and on Central Valley Today. Below are the links to both of these media segments.

http://ow.ly/cnL230n812P
http://ow.ly/FzHU30nc1kv

Again, we are grateful for your blessings and support. We could not have achieved these goals without your generosity.

With grateful hearts,
Jody and Garrett Hudson
Alex Hudson Lyme Foundation
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Good morning friends-

It has been a rollercoaster ride since March 24th, when I lost my beautiful daughter to Lyme/MCAS. Never did I imagine that I would be starting a foundation to honor Alex’s legacy so quickly. However, I have learned over this past year that nothing happens by coincidence and when we listen to God’s plan for our lives, he will always lead us down the right path.

So, it is with a humble and grateful heart that I announce that the Alex Hudson Lyme Foundation has been awarded its 501c3 status as of June 15th. All donations are tax deductible and we are ready to get down to business. The funds raised will be used to support those suffering from Lyme/MCAS, as well as providing research grants to help assist our medical community. We will be forming collaborations with other Lyme/MCAS organizations, as we believe there is strength in numbers and together our voices will be heard.

We will be launching our social media platforms so please like us, tag us, and help us spread the word about this life threatening disease. If you would like to join in our efforts, please email our team at alexhudsonlymefoundation@gmail.com

Again, we thank you for your love and support.

With grateful hearts,
Jody and Garrett Hudson
AHLF team members

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#alexhudsonlymefoundation
#lymeawareness
#believeforalex
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Hello friends-
It’s been awhile since I posted an update regarding the #alexhudsonlymediseasefoundation so I thought I’d let everyone know what we have been up to.

May was a very busy media month spotlighting Lyme Disease Awareness and Alex’s Foundation. We were very grateful for all the incredible support that we received in spreading awareness

As we head into June, we are currently working on the incorporation paperwork. In about 6-8 weeks, we should be ready to submit for our 501c3 status. Then, we say a prayer and hope for a speedy process I’m told it can take several months, but I have a feeling that Alex will use her powers and help speed up the process

Once we receive our status, we will have a launch party and start the real work. We will have several public forums and I will keep you all informed on the dates. The momentum is already starting to build nationally with our “Believe” campaign thanks to squareheartshops.com.

So stay tuned....this is just the beginning of an incredible journey to honor Alex’s legacy

All our love-
Jody and Garrett Hudson
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My heart is full by everyone’s love and support I am fueled by this support and am more determined than ever to be the voice to create change and awareness with Lyme Disease. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Please join me as we launch the Alex Hudson Lyme Disease Foundation. Together we can make change
Special thanks and big hugs to our recent donors to the foundation:
Dr Jill Carnahan and staff, Robin Cassinerio, Nick Marziliano, Bethany Dines, Mike Aprile, John and Vicki Hokokian, Beverly Camp, Debbie Bell, Catherine Jameson, Kristi Robinson, Colter and Demetria Miller, Roland Roos, Lisa Quiroz, Bruce and Pearl Harr, Joyce Souza, Matt and Genelle Kumpe, Mike Schuh, Fran Martin, Joan Ferver, Monica O’Rourke, Kitty Koobation, Bill and Margaret Grabe, Melissa Oberti, Sarah Kennedy.

Blessings-
Jody and Alex (Big brother Garrett too ❤️)
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