The San Francisco 49ers, and specifically defensive lineman Quinton Dial, have made a small but hopefully meaningful contribution to a young man going through a heart-breaking situation. Alex Fernandez has terminal cancer and has stopped receiving treatment so he can instead focus his remaining days on his bucket list.
Fernandez's bucket list had included tickets to a 49ers game. Unfortunately, he might not live long enough to attend a game. In the meantime, Quinton Dial and the 49ers sent along a gift package of 49ers gear through his QD Kids Foundation. Dial created QD Kids to show support for underprivileged kids.
Dial sent along various pieces of swag, but he also sent along a video message to Alex, and said he is dedicating the first game of the 2015 season to Alex.
Fernandez is putting together a concert on July 15 to help raise money for people in situations similar to him. Fernandez is too old for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and so he has decided to raise money for other similarly situated people. There will be a concert in Lindsay, California. Lindsay is just outside Visalia, 60 miles southeast of Fresno. If you are in the area (or just want to make a donation), learn more about the concert HERE. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. The website includes a phone number if you want to call and learn more about where the money is going.
Here is Alex with some of his 49ers gear:
Here are some of the goodies sent along to Alex: