Coaches Cure CF Notable Persons
Alex Tarletsky is a 19 year old college freshman who loves everything related to sports: basketball, baseball, and football…especially if it’s the Denver Broncos. Alex was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was 8 months old, but that’s not what you’ll notice about him, that’s not what defines him. Right off the bat, you’ll take notice of his funny sense of humor and quick wit. He can talk to you endlessly about his family and friends, the scores for Fantasy Football and X-Box games, certainly the latest band to hit his iPod, and then maybe he’ll give a short insight to life with cystic fibrosis.
Health has been a struggle in recent years for Alex, but thanks to his family, friends, and of course his care team, his health has been more of a group effort than an individual struggle. It’s never fun. It’s never convenient. But Alex has learned the discipline necessary to take the lead with his hospital admissions and therapies, deciding how to fit them into the busy life of a teenager; communicating his questions and needs to his doctor, while focusing on the responsibility of maintaining strong health. The support of his care team, family, and friends like Coach Kevin Willard have made the fight with cystic fibrosis one Alex knows he will win!
Who knows what the future holds, but Alex is in the driver’s seat and is eager to attend college somewhere in the northeast. For now, enjoying time with his family, supporting CCCF teams, hanging out with friends, and working hard to stay healthy are on the top of his program.