The RiseForAlex Fund was established to provide relief to Alex McKinnon, a Newcastle Knights professional Rugby League footballer, who suffered a devastating spinal injury in a rugby league tackle in March 2014.
What followed were several difficult weeks, as the implications of his injury on the field became a reality.
Alex spent two weeks at the Royal Alfred in Melbourne before he was airlifted to the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.
While Alex has since shown small improvements in his upper body, his acute spinal injury has left him unable to walk, in need of fulltime care and facing uncertainty about further regeneration of his limbs.
Quite simply, since that day in March, Alex’s life has changed forever.
The RiseForAlex Fund raises funds to provide Alex with ongoing financial and medical support, allowing Alex to focus on his recovery and rehabilitation.