Alex Copen suffered a devastating injury when he was just 19. But instead of giving up, he dedicated his life to the power of positive thinking.
RAVENNA, Ohio — If you’re ever looking for 21-year-old Alex Copen, you’ll often find him at his happy place, playing with his dogs outside his family’s spacious Ravenna home.
He appreciates the nature – something he’s long admired as an Eagle Scout.
A gifted athlete at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, he excelled in soccer and lacrosse.
He’s also admittedly a little bit of a daredevil.
“I’m kind of an adrenaline junkie. I like to do adventurous things, whatever it is,” Alex told us.
It was the only life Alex knew, until a year and a half ago, when an impromptu trip to New York with his buddies changed everything.
“I’d never been skiing. I’m like, ‘All right, let’s go,'” Alex said.