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Alex Fonstad is a 22-year-old man who is very ill. Alex was diagnosed with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) in April of 2015. After exhausting all of the traditional treatments for CIDP, Alex is now in need of a transplant. Alex, who is one of the kindest people you will ever hope to meet, needs our help because the cost of the transplant is overwhelming.

Alex grew up in Chesterfield, Michigan and graduated from Anchor Bay High School in 2011. Alex has played ice hockey all his life and now struggles to take a few steps every day. Alex was continuing his education in Orlando, Florida, when he was diagnosed with CIDP. Due to his illness, Alex had to drop out of school and return home to Michigan for treatment.

Updates (7)

November 21, 2016

Alex is making a remarkable recovery. He has returned to work and no longer requires the assistance of his cane. Around October 17, Alex said he woke up and felt different! He noticed that his coordination had improved and has been noticing small improvements every day. He is also able to stand without having balancing problems and jump. I am so grateful for everyone’s support during this difficult time in our lives.

August 31, 2016

Alex has has been home a couple of weeks now and is recovering very slowly. He is working on regaining his strength and stamina and his spirits are up, knowing that his future holds great promise of a full recovery from this devastating disease.


November 24, 2016

So happy for you. Love you.

Grandma Ellen

September 24, 2016

Praying for you Fonz. Stay strong


July 3, 2016

I'm praying for you Fonize. I know it's been awhile but you will always be my brother. If their is anyone that can do this, it's you.


July 2, 2016

Praying for you Fonz! I had no idea I know it's been awhile but just know max and I are praying for you and we are going to help as much as we can!!! We love you!!!! Stay strong xoxo

Kayla Roberts