Ideally, food nourishes us and keeps us healthy. And at least, it shouldn’t cause horrible injuries. But for 14-year-old Alec Hebblethwaite, a sandwich-caused throat injury put him in the hospital for months. And it revealed a rare terrible disease. Hebblethwaite, a soccer player, has fought back against his challenges. Seems like his road ahead will be tough. But Hebblethwaite’s successes will inspire you.
Meet Alec Hebblethwaite
In many ways, Alec Hebblethwaite is your typical 14-year-old American. The Missourian teen goes to high school, plays soccer avidly, and spends quality time with his family. However, Hebblethwaite also deals with a rare, debilitating disease that sees him regularly in ICU units. And it all started with a simple snack.