On August 18, 2012, Raquel's little brother Alex Novak was struck by a car when he was biking blocks from home. He suffered severe brain injuries that left him in a coma for six weeks. In order to take in nutrients he is fed through a feeding tube because he is unable to swallow on his own. He has to breathe trough a tracheal tube. These are only a few of the many medical problems this young boy is facing. He was about to enter his freshman year of high school at Saint Francis.
Naturally, with an accident such as this one, many local news publications picked up the story. I was deeply impressed by the care each publication took when it came time to write the stories.
The coverage of the Daily Herald was beautiful and touching. I can not imagine what it would be like to report about something so tragic happening to someone so young. The photos the publication chose brought insight to how many people care. I especially like the candid shot that I posted above. The older gentleman is the football coach of the high school.
Since this article, there was a recent article about his road to recovery. I felt it necessary to address the care that these publications used when writing the pieces on Alex Novak.
Each day I pray for his recovery and that his family stays strong. It is hard to imagine that the little kid I went to Six Flags with is not jumping or running around anymore. He is one of the strongest boys I have had the pleasure of meeting.