Alec joined our family in 2009 and has been quite a character ever since. We are blessed to have him - he is smart, funny, athletic, and best of all, cares about other people. He is on a traveling soccer team and is a Bear Cub in our local Scout Pack here in Stevens Point, he loves to write, spinning Bey Blades everywhere he goes and adores Pokemon - he is many things, but unfortunately, Cystic Fibrosis Patient is among them.
He has an amazing care team at the Marshfield Medical Center and as a team, we have kept our little buddy pretty darn healthy. He has not been without his struggles, however... including a couple of Hospital stays already.
There is an increasing body of knowledge and research that has been developed over the past few decades, and in the past 5 years, many breakthroughs have been discovered, making it easier to dare to hope for a full, normal life for Alec. We have a ways to go though still... anything we can raise towards this continuing research can only help us to get where we need to go that much quicker.
To all of you who have grown to know Alec and who have help support us through these last 9 years - THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO! You can help us even more to raise money at this up-coming Great Strides Walk in Marshfield, WI, either by participating and raising money yourself, or even donating some money to Team Alec to help us reach our Goal this year. However you are able to help out, Thank you thank you thank you!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor events sponsored by the CF Foundation are strictly prohibited at this time. Scheduled outdoor events must adhere to strict requirements to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection. Events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT OUTDOOR FOUNDATION EVENTS:
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, attendees at CF Foundation events must adhere to the following requirements:
Practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times
Face masks strongly encouraged and expected to be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should not attend CF Foundation events where there is risk of interacting with someone outside of their household.)
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. People with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.