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Alex Needs Your Help

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.

Updates (8)

October 4, 2019

Updated: 10/4/2019 -

Alex went back to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Dr. Burt for his 3 year follow up on his stem cell transplant. Dr. Burt and staff were amazed that Alex's has made a fully recovery from his CIDP. His nerves are fully regenerated and he has returned to a normal and healthy life. He does not need to return to Northwestern again. We are so grateful for Dr. Burt and Northwestern Memorial Hospital and all the good work that they are doing for patients with CIDP. Alex has even taken up waterskiing and wake boarding, which is a far cry from not being able to walk and go up and down stairs! I want to thank each and every one of our family, friends and coworkers for their emotional and financial support that they have provided Alex during this difficult time in his life.

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.


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.