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But here is more information about Alex. But
off course, there is always more to tell.
Alex who is a triple amputee; double above
the knee, and right below the elbow, lived
in more then 4 countries, and love to
travel. Basically to discover new people and
Alex was born in Europe, but never liked the
idea to stay living in Belgium, where he is
from. Already when he was 15 years old, he
went to the major house of his city, with
the question, what he needed to do to live
in another country. For Alex, Belgium is too
Alex as a baby
6 years old
Alex around 19 years old and a
Alex around 23 years old,
and a chief cook
As a child, Alex lived always with his
grandparents. When he was 18 years old, he
married. Alex have three children and likes
children very much. He always dreamed about
having a lot of children, and a huge family.
But after being 3 times married, and
realizing that real love, that never ends,
don't exist; He came more up for poor
children. When Alex made one of his first
world travels, to Brazil, he had seen many
poor children. Children that live on the
street, have nothing, and beg for food.
Since that day, Alex came up for a lot of
poor children, and helps also poor children
on the world through organizations. When he
lived in Brazil, in the favela (slums), he
took care for 10 children that daily came to
favela of Rio de Janeiro,
where Alex lived
with the view he had, from the living room.
Alex lived for a while in the favela (slums)
of Rio de Janeiro. A dangerous and poor
area, with daily shootings on the streets, a
lot of poor people, and children, who don't
Alex, with some street children,
a few years ago in Sao Paulo -
Alex prefers to help
poor children and people with a disability.
For him, children are the future of the
world, and they are not the fault of all the
mistakes that the world of adults make.
Children didn't asked to get born poor, or
to live in misery. Years ago, Alex was very
religious. Even wanted to become a priest
for the catholic church. But after a deeper
view on how bad the world is, how selfish
some people are, and realizing that every 5
seconds, on the blue planet earth, a child
die from hunger. That was for Alex the end
of being religious.
Alex with some children, mostly
left Europe, to live in the USA,
he made more friends in other
countries, then that he ever did
in his whole life in Europe.
Here on the right side, are some
pictures from him, from the last
years. Pictures from in the
USA, from Brazil, and other
sad discovery, how many poorness
there is in the world, Alex
hopes to be able, one day, to
travel to countries as Angola,
where there are a lot of mine
victims, who became an amputee
from the many landmines. It
would be nice to help in such a
country those many amputees.
Alex: -As an
amputee, it is sad to know that
there are so many amputees who
need help. Children from all
over the world, adults from
everywhere. People, that don't
have a lot of possibilities,
because they live in a country,
where help for people with
disabilities, is on the low
When I was for the first time
in the USA, I was surprised, how
everything is wheelchair
accessible. Everything, need to
be, by law, wheelchair
accessible. I think, it is one
of the best laws, i ever heard
So, imagine yourself, a country,
where every store, bar, bank, is
wheelchair accessible and have
wheelchair accessible restrooms.
USA is really the best organized
country, when it comes to
disability, and so many other
In one of my
travels to Brazil, I had a
girlfriend. Izabel was her name.
She walked on one crutch, and
this because one of her legs was
much shorter and deformed. She
told me, that once, a surgeon
told her, that it would be a
good idea, if she would have it
amputated. So, that she could
walk normal on a prosthetic. In
Brazil, I met some nice people,
but I also met the hell of my
life. A few times, people stole
almost everything from me, my
wheelchairs got broke, and even
once, I got almost killed.
If you are
an amputee, and if you are in a
wheelchair, then Brazil is a
very difficult country to live
in. There are almost no
wheelchair ramps. Sometimes you
even can get the idea: "Better
stay inside, outside it is to
amputee, I was married in
America to a devotee. But even
being married with someone that
like amputees a lot, I
discovered that even a relation
between devotees and amputees,
need to have more then "stumps".
writing books, I wrote a few
books that are published, but I
am planning now, to write a book
about my worldwide travels, and
the places, and conditions I
have lived in. It would be nice
to write down my story, how it
is, in different countries and
cultures, without legs and only
one am. A book with the title:
"Legless around the world",
DAK double above knee,
RBE right below elbow
and.... 1 finger on the left hand
DATE OF BIRTH:
July 1, 1970, at 5.00 in the morning.
(just wanted to be at time for breakfast...)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
Belgium - Europe (unfortunately)
water sports, cooking, computer, painting, writing,
travel, languages, gardening, music, ...
They live in Belgium
orange and petrol blue
COUNTRY I LIVE IN:
COUNTRIES I HAVE LIVED IN:
Sri Lanka, near India
COUNTRIES I HAVE VISITED:
About 16 countries; USA, Brazil, Belgium, Sri Lanka,
France, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Italy,
Monaco, Germany, England, Morocco,
Tenerife, Arab - Dubai, the Philippines ...
CITIES I HAVE VISITED / SEEN:
That's a lot, here are a few...
USA: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach,
Naples, New York,
Shreveport, Washington, Houston, ....
BELGIUM: Brussels, Antwerp, Oostende, Leuven,
Sint - Truiden, Tienen, Gent, Brugge,...
BRAZIL: Salvador, Guarulhos, Blumeneau,
Santos, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro,
Guriri, Sao Mateus, ...
FRANCE: Paris, Lyon, Dijon, Port-la-nouvelle,
Cannes, Grenoble, Nice, Le Dramont, Agay,
Saint-Raphael, Mont-st-Michel, ....
and much, much more.
MY THOUGHTS ABOUT DEVOTEES:
I like devotees a lot, and I guess, that since
I became an amputee,
almost all the woman I met were devotees.
And .... to say it in a different way,
I love devotees.
MY THOUGHTS ABOUT WANNABES:
I am very open minded for wannabes,
If you are a wannabe, go for it! And
ignore people that tell you that you are crazy.
What is "crazy" anyway, by the way?
LANGUAGES I SPEAK:
English, Dutch, French, Portuguese, German
Years ago, till I was 15, I was catholic,
even wanted to become a priest.
Now, Atheist, I only believe in what I see,
what is real.
Even Jesus was married with Maria Magdalena and
had 2 children, if we are going into real history...
And if there is really A God....
why people are suffering so much,
why children are dying daily in the
streets from hunger....
Brazil & United States of America.
People build up on 200 years what no one ever
did before; and.... totally wheelchair accessible.
Yes, even the smallest store.
Even in my daily live, I don't write Dutch anymore,
I do everything in English;
thoughts, journals, writing.... etc...
And finally the first country that have a black president.
I know a lot of people that says
that Americans are arrogant.
please visit first a country,
then decide or they are really arrogant.
A lot of people talk bad about a country
without knowing a country.
America believes in future;
in Europe old buildings are more important
then future. (history they call it)
SMOKING & DRINKING:
Smoking as hell, you need to die from something.
Drinking? Social and not too much.
Histories, Steven Spielberg Productions,
and my favorite 2 actors:
Louis de Funes, French Actor and comic
Mr Bean, Rowan Atkinson,
I love the film Mr Beans Holiday
techno, classic, whatever... depend the situation.
I made music for years,
Did radio work years ago.
Right now, also very good,
if you understand the text.
Pixote from Brazil.
Wars, God-obsessed people, arrogant people.
I love woman, and since I am an amputee,
all of them were almost devotees.
IS ALEX A DEVOTEE?:
legless woman sounds very interesting to me. But
also two legged woman are :-)
I am for sure not gay, even some people may think
this. I have nothing against gay people. I even have
some good friends who are gay. But, when it comes
to devotees, then I can say, that a few of them can
be very irritating. Some of them, ask you to meet,
they promise that they are not into more things.
But once they see you, then it is: "Can I kiss you?,
May I touch your stumps?". Even through internet,
always those invitations about it, while they know
you are not interested in it.
Again, not every gay friend I have, is like that, but
the one they are, ... goes straight to the block list.
I wrote different books,
also wannabe and devotee oriented.
There is a book, called Amputation on Request.
www.amazon.com and www.lulu.com
SITES BY / OF ALEX:
In his life, Alex have
done already many things. So, he organized
once events, and so he came to the idea to
organize a fair at night. About 12.000
people came at night to that fair. Near that
he organized a benefit for the parents of
murdered children in the "Dutroux" case in
Belgium, years ago. Alex, went to hotel
school, is a cook, but did many different
jobs. He was a DJ and did radio
presentation. He made music, and was even a
tattoo artist. He had two tattoo studio's in
Belgium, till a few years ago.
Tattoo studio from Alex and some
of his clients. On the left
side, Kattie, who was in Big
Alex had also 2 little
restaurants. Here are some pictures from
him, with one of the two restaurants.
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