Alex S

Alex was very much a 17-year-old typical teenager who loved tech and photography.

When Alex was in grade 11, a simple eye exam turned into a diagnosis of a germinoma tumor. Initial surgeries discovered that the tumor was malignant and right in the middle of his brain, making it difficult to remove. Doctors decided that an aggressive course of chemotherapy and radiation was the best option. The week most high school students had March break, Alex began chemotherapy. It wrought havoc on his immune system but by July the tumor had shrunk enough for radiation to take over.

Alex spent the summer doing radiation 5 days a week. Doctors were impressed by his progress and gave him the green light to go back to school, something he desperately missed.  Although he is still passionate about photography, his challenges inspired him to consider pursuing a career in the medical field, helping young people who have to spend large parts of their youth in the hospital.

ALEX S'S CUSTOM WISH

Having spent so much time in the hospital, Alex appreciated his own space and wanted to make his room something very special.

Workers4Wishes helped make Alex’s vision of a “man cave” a reality.

We’d like to give a special thank you to all of our sponsors as well as other community supporters & friends for helping make Alex’s wish come true.

Update From Mom & Dad

I just wanted to take a minute to tell you what an amazing trip we had. We really want to thank you guys soooo much for everything. I really don’t think this trip could have gotten any better. Alex had an amazing time when he met all the players. He was so funny because… you know how shy he is… well, when each player walked in he jumped up with his hand out to shake hands and called them by their first names. The guy that was hosting us there said Alex was a true super fan as most people don’t recognize these guys in their street clothes and he knew his facts lol. We will never be able to thank you all enough. Everything went very smoothly and we had ton of fun. Alex didn’t want to leave.

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We’d like to give a special thank you to the following sponsors as well as other community
supporters & friends for helping make Alex’s wish happen.