How lucky we are
How lucky were we to have known a little boy,
Who lived life with hope and lived life with joy.
He loved his Devils and loved football,
and his bravery and courage inspired us all.
His name was Alex, and his smile was bright.
He fought like a champ and gave a valiant fight.
Now he no longer suffers with pain,
and we hope one day to see him again.
Alex is an angel, who was sent from above,
To bring us together and fill us with love.
Always and forever the “Lil Devil” will shine,
And we are all one heartbeat for No. 29.
Happy 10th birthday, Alex! We miss you. Our hero has wings. Nov. 2, 2002 to Oct. 25, 2012.
A special thanks to Monica Chavez Manzanarez for writing this beautiful poem!