Born June 23, 1973, Brett Tredinnick barely survived his first week on Earth and was confined to a wheelchair his whole life. Through it all, Brett smiled. Twenty-nine years ago, at age 13, Brett left his family to live at Central Wisconsin Center, where he made a new family and more friends than ever before. Through it all, Brett smiled. Surgeries, splints, feeding tubes, and oxygen tanks tried to define Brett, but he had too many people to touch and friends to make to be bothered by his physical limitations. Through it all, Brett smiled. On July 6, 2015, surrounded by loved ones, Brett left this world. The number of people he touched can't be measured, and the hole he left won't be filled. The perspective he gave and the love he showed will be an example forever to all who knew him. His work here is done. Through it all, Brett smiled. Then God smiled.