Alex Peeler, a filmmaker and advocate, had Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
A young Nova Scotian filmmaker and accessibility advocate is being remembered this week for his kindness, courage and unwavering commitment to helping people with disabilities.
Alex Peeler of Conquerall Bank has died at the age of 27, according to the Town of Bridgewater, where Peeler worked as an events coordinator. The town said staff learned the news on Monday.
Peeler had a rare form of muscular dystrophy, called Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which he spoke about candidly on a YouTube channel he created to tackle the stigma around living with a disability.
David Mitchell, the mayor of Bridgewater, said he was gutted when he found out about Peeler’s death on Monday. Peeler, who had worked with the town for more than a year, had recently organized Bridgewater’s first ever virtual Canada Day.
The entire town is heartbroken for the Peelers, who are a very close family, Mitchell said.