The Gentle Giant

Alex Betzhold

A Loving son, brother and friend we will never forget! Too soon but in no better hands……

Friends of seventh-grader Alex Betzhold say they will try to be better people in his memory. There is so much to say about this young man who many continue to love and cherish forever. We have created this page for those of you who would like to reflect on the life Alex lived. There is a special video below that reflects the joy he brought to so many.

Alex was seemingly a perfectly healthy 13 year old 7th grader.  He played football, basketball, and planned to run track for Argyle Middle School in early 2012.  He also played in the band and competed in UIL math competitions.  He was an extremely bright, talented, and kind hearted boy.  Everything changed on January 17.  Less than 12 hours after he had been playing with his friends on the Martin Luther King Holiday, our family would never be the same.  It took what seemed like an eternity for the medical examiner to finally determine that Alex had an undiagnosed heart condition which caused him to suffer sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in the middle of the night.  Hopes and dreams shattered, the community of Argyle stepped in to hold our family in its arms during this time of incredible pain and darkness.  Without the prayers and support of Argyle, we would not have been able to cope with this tragedy.  Since then, we have struggled to make sense of it all, but through our faith in Jesus Christ, we have found a measure of peace that keeps us grounded to our ultimate purpose and destination.  We have somehow found the light in the darkness and our goal is to keep this light shining through the Alex Betzhold Memorial Foundation.