Alexander Robert Tarletsky was born on February 10, 1995. Although early, Alex brought an insane amount of happiness and love to my family. My younger brother had a rough first couple of months, as he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 8 months old. My parents had never heard of this disease, but were determined to fight for Alex to beat the 17 year old life expectancy. Soon to be 26 years old, Alex is full of energy and has truly showed me what it means to value life. Growing up alongside Alex was different than most stereotypical siblings, we had a unique bond that no one could touch. Whether it was runs to taco bell when I finally got my license, or video games all night when he had to spend weeks in the hospital; I was his right hand girl. Through these miniature adventures we had, Alex has taught me significant values and morals that have created the framework of my personality today.
I have an extremely positive outlook on life, and truly value everything that I have been able to accomplish thus far in my life. My incentive to succeed is only driven by Alex and his strength to strive. I believe that with dedication, bravery, and motivation we all can take on life’s adventures, whether someone thinks we can or not.
Growing up with Alex, I’ve learned that not everyone is born with equal opportunities in life. Thus, I am here to spread awareness and to make sure each CF Patient gets to experience their life-long dreams.
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