Edison Bulb

About ACM Foundation

Alex’s story: 
Alexander Marshall was on his way to a successful and fulfilling future after serving 6 years in a Texas prison, for making bad choices at the age of 19. During his incarceration, I (Alex’s mother) visited him every weekend. I drove 3.5 hours each way for a two hour visit with my son. I put money on his books so he could buy what the prison didn’t supply such as additional food, snacks, and basic hygiene items. 
During that time, I could see a gradual change in his heart. He was encouraged by my visits and began to realize that his whole family was behind him, no matter what he had done. We wanted nothing more than to see him be released and go on to live a productive, successful and happy life. He began to believe in himself and his ability to beat the odds. He began to plan his future and could see it, despite the odds being stacked against him. He was on his way to realizing his dreams when he died.
Alex was 28 years old when he died. On December 21,2016, the truck he was driving went off an overpass in North Houston and fell 30 feet to the freeway below. By the grace of God, no one else was hurt. At the time of his death, Alex was at a high point in his life. Less than a year out of prison, he earned a Class B driver’s license and became a truck driver for a liquor distribution company. He had been out of prison for two years and was beating the odds to stay out. 
We gave Alex encouragement and support when he was incarcerated. Even though Alex’s life was cut short, he knew that someone cared about him and wanted to see him succeed. Sometimes that’s all it takes to help someone turn their life around. That is the mission of this foundation. 
Thank you and God bless you,
Jennie Marshall