Louis Nix III - Rehabilitation Fund

In a senseless act of violence on December 8, Louis Nix, a Notre Dame graduate and former Notre Dame football star, was shot and nearly killed in an attempted robbery at a Florida gas station. The bullet ricocheted off his sternum, barely missing his heart, and is now lodged in his left lung. Doctors have concluded that surgery may be too risky to attempt given the bullet’s precarious position. Although, by the grace of God, he survived, he remains in the hospital with extensive injuries and he has a long road to recovery.

Louis and his family are facing rising and insurmountable medical costs as his recovery journey will involve months of rehabilitation and physical therapy - and may even involve surgery if the bullet causes further complications. Louis, who has been living with and caring for his 75-year-old father who recently suffered a heart attack, has had to take a leave of absence from work in order to complete his lengthy but critical recovery.

This near-death experience has strengthened Louis’ steadfast commitment to making a difference in his community of North Jacksonville as a dedicated anti-violence advocate. Louis’ strong Christian faith has been reinforced by this incidence and by the belief that God spared his life for him to make a greater impact in his hometown community.

Lou - known to many in the community as “Irish Chocolate” - has grown to know and love many as a dedicated teammate, coach, son and member of the Notre Dame community. We know that this year has been tough for many, and we would be grateful for anything you could offer. Any amount makes a huge difference. Thank you and God Bless.
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    • $50 
    • 15 mos
  • Michael Schubert 
    • $50 
    • 17 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 17 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 17 mos
  • Thomas Collins 
    • $75 
    • 17 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Louis Nix 
Jacksonville, FL
Ketarah Reed