Role: Mother of Alex, a 26-year-old man with autism and Hodgkin's lymphoma
Carrie Forster is the mother of Alex Forster, a 26-year-old man with autism who was diagnosed with Stage II (bulky) Hodgkin's lymphoma in February 2015.
Adding to the complexity of Alex's cancer treatment is the fact that Alex has autism and is nonverbal. His parents have had to learn to be Alex's advocate and voice, especially now during Alex's illness.
Alex lives in an adult family home in Appleton, not far from his parents. Alex's family also includes his dad, John, his sister, Jessica, and her husband, Rusty.
Carrie is a fourth grade teacher in Kaukauna. You can follow Carrie's personal blog at carrieforster.blogspot.com where she writes about her family's experiences with autism and cancer.