By: Matt Welch
FAIRMONT — If you’re a student at Fairmont State University, you’ve most likely bumped into Alex Keefover.
He’s hard to miss, rolling around campus in his power wheelchair with his trusty service dog, Kingsley, at his side.
But don’t get it twisted. His wheelchair doesn’t hinder him in the slightest bit.
Alex, 20, was born with cerebral palsy, causing him to struggle with things like balance and speech. But he excels in just about everything else in life.
When his mother, Jennifer, was pregnant with him, she went into labor early after developing pancreatitis at 34 weeks.
The stress and trauma of her labor and delivery with Alex caused complications.