Home » Health » Meet Alec Cabacungan, the spokesperson for Shriners Childrens Hospital for the last 6 years, has Brittle Bone Disease. He has broken over 60 bones in his lifetime. He is an 18yo college freshmen, plays wheelchair basketball, interviews athletes and has appeared on sports shows such as NBA on TNT.

Meet Alec Cabacungan, the spokesperson for Shriners Childrens Hospital for the last 6 years, has Brittle Bone Disease. He has broken over 60 bones in his lifetime. He is an 18yo college freshmen, plays wheelchair basketball, interviews athletes and has appeared on sports shows such as NBA on TNT.

Alec’s mission

There are few places both as hopeful and as heartbreaking as a children’s hospital, especially around the holidays. While there are many, chances are you may know Shriners Hospitals for Children because of one very special patient.

“I used to be known as just that kid in the wheelchair, and now I’m Alec on the commercials, and that’s special to me,” said 17-year-old Alec Cabacungan of Chicago.

If you’ve seen him, he’s pretty hard to forget; Cabacungan is one of the spokes-kids for Shriners:

“Imagine a kid who was told his disability would be a lifelong struggle; now imagine a place where that same kid is told he can do anything. I don’t have to imagine, because that kid is me.”

Since he started doing these ads five years ago… Continue Reading (4 minute read)

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