The Baby Alex Foundation
Funding Cutting Edge Pediatric Brain Injury Research and Pediatric Brain Injury Patient and Family Support.

Alex's Library


As part of our mission to support pediatric brain injury patients and their families, The Baby Alex Foundation has launched a new initiative called Alex's Library. Our goal is to slowly build an Alex's Library in hospitals around the country. If you are interested in bringing an Alex's Library to your NICU, please contact Nicky at nickyschmidt@gmail.com.


The first Alex's Library opened at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Farmington NICU on February 16, 2016. The Library serves as a quiet location where patients' families may find solace and support. With over three dozen books that cover topics such as brain injuries, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, inspiration, overcoming great obstacles, and living a thriving life despite physical and cognitive setbacks, the Library is designed to provide information and inspiration to help patients and families affected by brain injury to heal and move forward in a positive direction.

Click here to see the press from the 2016 opening of our first Alex's Library.
Here are some of the book titles you might find in Alex's Library. We recommend these books to anyone dealing with difficult life event.

Alex’s Library Book Titles

 

On the Brain:

The Brain that Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, by John Ratey

Grain Brain, by David Perimutter

The Reason I Jump, by Naoki Higashida

Brain Rules, by John Medina

Wheat Belly, by William Davis

 

Inspiration from Overcoming Great Obstacles and Coping with Loss:

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Journey, by Alfred Lansing

No Excuses, Kyle Maynard

Eat & Run, by Scott Jurek

Mornings on Horseback, by David McCullough

The Worst Hard Time, by Timothy Egan

Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl

Running with God Across America, by Jeff Grabosky

Imperfect: An Improbable Life, by Jim Abbott

Running on Empty, by Marhsall Ulrich

The Extra Mile, by Pam Reed

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba

Adrift, by Steven Callahan

Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand

Proof of Heaven, by Eben Alexander

Touching the Void, Joe Simpson

 

 

Epilepsy and Diet:

Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood: A Guide, by John Freeman

Ketogenic Diets, by John Freeman

 

On Creating Happiness (Despite Difficult Circumstances):

The Happiness Advantage, by Shawn Achor

The Talent Code, by Daniel Coyle

Ten Conversations You Need to have with Your Children

David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell

Who Moved My Cheese, by Spencer Johnson

The Power of Intention, by Wayne Dyer

The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg

How Children Succeed, by Paul Tough

The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life, by Wayne Dyer