Thank you letters for Aug. 25, 2019

Thank you, Merci, Danke.

The Cesar family would like to belatedly, but wholeheartedly, thank everyone who attended or contributed to our June 15 fundraiser for Alex Cesar’s battle with cancer. We are so touched by the community’s tremendous generosity and support.

With your help, Alex’s parents and grandparents have been able to be with him in Seattle and focus on his progress. He has faced every step like the warrior he is.

We’d like to specifically acknowledge those who contributed items, space, and services to the raffle and fundraiser: the Wild Alaskan, AK Unplugged, Nugget Alaskan Outfitters, Last Frontier Forestry, Juneau Central Labor Council, the Alaska Fudge Co., IBEW 1547, the Alaska Native Youth Olympics Team, Juneau Empire, Aurora Projekt, Grind Coffee Co., Cancer Connection, the Alaska Club, Tracy’s Crab Shack, Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Sealaska Corporation, Goldbelt Corporation, Rainaway Car Wash, Alaskan & Proud, Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood Camp #70, Alaska Seaplanes, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, Arctic Carpets, Valley Paint, Alaskan Crepe Escape, Bustin’ Out Boutique, Mar Y Sol, Trove, Annie Kaill’s, Trickster Co., Gastineau Guiding, NorthStar Helicopters, the Bear’s Lair, Sugar Bear Alaskan Treasures, Gross Alaska Theaters, C & C Auto Detailing, Rainforest Yoga, Rainy Retreat Books, Boheme, Devil’s Club Brewery, Rejuvenation, Alaska Fly Fishing Goods, Hickok’s Trading Co., Glacier Silt Soap, Caribou Crossings, Hooked Seafoods, Treetop Tees, Shoefly, Red Dog Saloon, Imagination Station, NW Coast IBEW, Kindred Post, Changing Tides, Planet Alaska, the Alaska Robotics Gallery, the Narrows, Maxine Richert, Art Sutch, Chris Francis, Mary and Roz Folletti, Ricky Tagaban, Rosita Worl, Alberta Aspen, Nicole Carle, Rissa Teske, Nancy Cesar, Kylie Kookesh, Albert and Sally Kookesh, the Cadiente family and Shelly Hurt.

Thank you to our musical entertainment: Tom Locher, Clay Good, Alyssa Fisher, Marcus Beckmann, Jake Soboleff, Tim Ewing, Jason Messing, Sammy Burrous, Ryland Buller, Doug Badilla, Joe Harris and Steve Griffin. Please forgive us for those we have missed.

There were also countless volunteers who prepared or donated food and gave their time to run the event – although we cannot name you all in this short letter please know that we are incredibly grateful to each of you. We hope to have Alex back home with us in this wonderful community soon. Aatlein gunalcheesh!

Robert Cesar,

Father of Alex Cesar


Alexander Joseph Santiago Cesar, smiles during the Thunder Mountain High School Class of 2018 graduation. (Courtesy Photo | Robert Cesar)


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