In Need of Some Christmas Cheer

ASHLAND, Ore.– There are a couple children in real need of some holiday cheer this year. Many may have heard of Alex Shepherd, the middle school boy from Ashland diagnosed with a brain tumor last year. He is now having more seizures because of the growth of the tumor and there is not a lot … Continue reading »

Asante Employees Raise Money For Family

MEDFORD, Ore. — Alex Shepherd has wanted to go on a Caribbean cruise his whole life. 13-year-old Shepherd was first diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was 11, and beat the tumor the first time around. Recent scans showed that the tumor is back, and this time, it is inoperable. So his family decided that no … Continue reading »

Custom Bike Raffle for Local Child

TALENT, Ore. — A 12 year old battling brain cancer is getting help from the mountain bike community. Multiple people and agencies have designed and put the bike together worth more than $4,000 dollars. They’re raffling that bike off and hope to raise $10,000 for the local child and his family. The drawing for the … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Soaring with Support

Ashland, Ore. — Almost exactly a year after discovering a brain tumor, an Ashland Middle School student is getting some extra support.  That support is coming from Alex Shepherd’s own classmates. Ashland Middle School students adopted Alex as their sparrow this month.  Alex said, “It feels like an honor and a blessing to have all … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Alex Shepherd

For more on Alex’s story and progress, check out: ASHLAND, Ore. — Sports are about overcoming challenges. How athletes deal with those challenges can define who they are on the field, on the court and in life. Two years ago, at the age of ten, the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association named Alex Shepherd the … Continue reading »

Bike Race Supports Brain Cancer Patient

MEDFORD, Ore. – About 60 local cyclists are teaming up to raise money for an 11-year old athlete who was diagnosed with brain cancer. The New Year’s Revolution fundraiser and cyclo-cross event kicked off Saturday morning at the Cedar Links golf course in Medford. The 11-year old, Alex Shepherd, has been cycling since age nine, … Continue reading »