Our Story

We started CEF Foundation to prevent the drowning death of any other young child.

The CEF Foundation is named for Christian Earl Frechette. He passed away in July 2007, due to drowning. Massachusetts law stated that considered Life Jackets “toys”. Christian was only 4 years old, attending his first day of camp. Within 2 hours, our son was gone. As stated in our mission below, this can’t keep happening to our children. He was an amazing son, and through his passing, we have dedicated our lives to Drowning Prevention, Education, Policy Making, and Design.

Saving a child from drowning should never have to be a financial question.