Oct 26, 2016
Timothy embarked on a bigger challenge in life. Timothy was in a horrific car accident, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. In that accident, Timothy risked his life to save a 2-year old baby. From that point on Timothy was left to find his purpose in life while paralyzed. While beginning a new journey at Wallace State Community College, he learned to live independently and cope with society. After graduating from Wallace State Community College he enrolled at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and communication management (double major). Timothy Alexander left a major impact on UAB by becoming the first paraplegic to receive a football scholarship, runner-up for Mr. UAB and President of UAB athletic marketing known as “Gang Green.” While working for “Gang Green” Timothy helped set 2 school attendance records while there. Timothy received the Student of Excellence Award because of his academic/athletic performance in and out the classroom. HE was also known for holding prayer gatherings, taking students to church twice a semester so that students could come together/pray and to help find their purpose in life.