Program Founders

Bryan & Stacey Weichelt, Stratford, WI, USA

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Parechovirus Parents and Web Advisers

We have had the rare experience of naturally conceiving and giving birth to identical triplet boys in 2014. Shortly after their birth and brief stay in NICU, they were hospitalized with an unfamiliar and undiagnosable condition. After two months of care, hundreds of tests, input from hundreds of physicians from around the nation, and over a million dollars in healthcare costs, they were diagnosed with Human Parechovirus Type 3. 

 

The virus was contracted approximately 2-4 weeks after birth (still 2 weeks prior to their original due dates). Treatment and care processes vary greatly around the country and around the world. As of January 2015, Australian labs are able to provide same day or next day results, while testing in the US primarily goes to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), which can take weeks to get results.


​Join us in building a fund and support network to further research this virus and its lasting effects on the most precious wonders of the world. 

We build new opportunities for research!

Support

If your child has been recently diagnosed with Human Parechvirus, please consider joining our Facebook group to connect with parents from around the world who have experienced what you're going through.

pARECHOVIRUS faqS

Along with building a fund for research, we're here to help parents of newly diagnosed children better understand the virus, its effects, and what it might mean for your little one. New Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are being developed and will be added to the site in the near future.

Mission & Vision

We have a simple, but robust mission: spread awareness and fund new research of Human Parechovirus. We do that by focusing on efforts like this web site. We know the emotional toll this can take on a family and we want to make a difference.