Alex’s Great State Race 2016

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It’s not every day you see a Spartan and a Wolverine side by side, but on the eve of the heated rivalry game between Michigan and Michigan State, the two schools come together for one common purpose – to celebrate the life of Alex Powell.

Diagnosed with cancer during his senior in high school, Powell continued to dream of becoming a Spartan.

“I worked with Alex when he was a student here. To create kind of the best scenario for him as he was working through cancer treatments at the same time,” Disability Specialist Shani Feyen said. “He really really wanted to be a Spartan.”

The run helped raise more than $36,000 for the Resource Center for Reasons with Disabilities at MSU and the Services for Students with Disabilities at Michigan.


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