05/31 Olympia High grad with chronic illness nears goal for tiny house

Olympia High School alumnus Alex Weber-Brader has raised nearly $8,500 in an online gofundme campaign to build a tiny house. He has been diagnosed with lyme disease, and suffers from allergies, and is trying to build a place that will be free of chemicals and toxins.Alex Weber-Brader said it wasn’t easy to ask for help.

But once he reached out for support through the fundraising website gofundme.com, people from all over the community responded: During the past two months, about 100 people have donated to the campaign, raising nearly $8,500 to help fund his dream of a tiny house.

“It’s incredible,” said Weber-Brader, 23, of Olympia, as tears filled his eyes. “So many people have rallied to help me.”

The 2011 Olympia High School graduate is a former high school basketball star. He left South Sound for a full-ride scholarship to Seattle Pacific University….

Olympia High School alumnus Alex Weber-Brader has raised nearly $8,500 in an online gofundme campaign to build a tiny house. He has been diagnosed with lyme disease, and suffers from allergies, and is trying to build a place that will be free of chemicals and toxins.

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Elaine Walker