CSU Men’s basketball team sign honorary player, Alek Petrinec

Photos by Doug Turrington

On Nov. 15 the CSU Men’s basketball team signed an honorary player, Alek Petrinec. Petrinec, an 11-year-old from suburban Cleveland has been diagnosed with a connective tissue disease called Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome (EDS). He’s battled with esophagus and gastrointestinal issues since birth and struggled with a low muscle tone. Due to the disease his body is in constant state of inflammation, and he contends with micro fractures in his back, as well as arthritis in his knees. Team IMPACT collaborated with CSU’s men’s basketball team and the Wolstein Center to host the event.