99.5 The River's Holiday Toy Drive held December 8, 2012, generously donated over 140 toys to ACCFCB in support of our seriously ill and underpriviled children! We sincerely thank The River Crew, their listeners, sponsors and all participants for making a huge difference for our foundations kids!! We will start distributing them to our families right away!!
---------------------------Alexandrea was diagnosed with Moya-Moya Syndrome at age 18 months, a condition restricting the blood and oxygen flow to her brain. She suffered through multiple surgeries over the years at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), the last was in August of 2004. Alex's surgeon at BCH- Dr. Scott, refers to Alex as his "little challenge" because she is a special case. Dr. Scott told mom (Alicia Howlan), that surgery seems not to be the answer, that her arteries are too restricted. Alex has suffered several strokes, a direct cause of this disease.
ACCFCB learned of Alexandrea's plight in November of 2004. We have stayed close to Alexandrea and her family, assisting them where we can. Alex told ACCFCB upon accepting her "Courage Award" on July 7, 2006- "I'm glad I met new friends like you...I thank god for special people in the world each day and god led me to all of you" Alex, you will always be our special angel and we thank heaven for leading us to you too!
Alexandrea continues her courageous struggle with her disease but is doing well!