About the Stearns Family





Alec's Mommy:  Christina Stearns


Alec's Daddy:  Bill Stearns


Alec's sister:  Dayna (5 years old)











Alec has had a diagnosis of autism since September of 2007.  As a family, we have w
orked to make his life full of typical child experiences.  However, there are many things that we cannot do together due to Alec's running and lack of fearing danger.  A service dog will allow us to:
  • Visit family and friends more often
  • Go to play at the park
  • Travel and stay overnight on vacations
  • Better manage anxiety and behavior issues as they arise
Thank you for the wonderful support system that is helping us to get there!

We would especially like to thank Liz Hradil, Alec's cousin, for believing that we can raise $13,000, as well as the D'Alberto family for inspiring us with their daughter, Gracie, and her service dog, Frankie!

This is a video of Christina appearing on Syracuse's Channel 9 Bridge Street TV program, along with Bethany D'Alberto, being surprised with a donation check of $1,000.00 from Omnicare!   (click photo for link to entire video)