Alex W

Alex W. is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and was treated at UNC Chapel Hill for Rhabdomyosarcoma after being diagnosed between his freshman and sophomore years at the U.S. Military Academy. While being a full-time student receiving a year of weekly chemotherapy and sometimes daily radiation therapy at UNC, he quickly realized the need to better support the physical, mental, and social needs of other young adults going through cancer treatment like him. Alex began advocacy with the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation to help found the first AYA Coordinator position at UNC Hospitals, and his love to help out other young adults has only increased since. Teen Cancer America helps him and others before, during, and after treatment to get back on their feet and back to a normal life as soon as possible. He graduated from West Point, was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry in May 2018 and begins training at Fort Benning, Georgia in August. In his spare time he loves travelling, photography, and woodworking. Beat Navy, and Go Heels!

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