I travel quite a bit for my career as a math educator, but home base is Central Florida with my husband Marc, an engineer at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and Panda, our beloved Havanese. Alex and Jessica keep busy with school and activities, but as a family we love to make time for sailing on our boat, Absolute Value.

Sharing Alex’s story has been a tremendous way for us to reflect on and heal from the things we have been through. We have been fortunate to connect with people of all ages and walks of life who have been moved by our story, as well as those who have incredible stories of their own. We would love to hear from you!

If you wish to get in touch with me, Jessica, or Alex Dixon please send a message to:

Juli Dixon

A Stroke of Luck

At a critical juncture during brain surgery, Alex Dixon, age 12, had a stroke . . .  Alex was a normal, bright, and healthy little girl, when the sudden onset of a mysterious illness began to take over her life. Months of physical therapy and medication failed to provide relief from acute pain and muscle spasms. Doctors across the country were at a loss for answers. A last ditch attempt at treatment—brain surgery—ended up stopping the spasms but with unexpected consequences.

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