Honored Kid

Alex Turnquist

Alex Turnquist Kid Photo


Rochester, NY, US


Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

August 2014



Treated At

Golisano Children's Hospital, Rochester

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My Story

On August 1 2014, Alex was a healthy young man hanging out with his soccer teammates. The next morning he woke up with a migraine that wouldn't go away. After visiting the doctor a few days later, they thought he had cluster migraines. Within 10 days of the initial migraine, his parents were beginning to get more concerned and took him back to the doctor. He was sent for an MRI where they discovered a brain tumor and he was immediately sent to Strong Memorial Hospital for additional testing. Another MRI was ordered and Alex was told he needed surgery . He made it through the surgery very well and the initial tumor was removed although remnants do remain. The doctors continue to be amazed at the progress that he is making since the surgery. On August 22nd 2014 Alex was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer. This is a tough fast-acting cancer which is being treated aggressively with radiation and chemo therapy. Alex remains positive and strong during this battle.Thank you for supporting more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. By sharing the gifts of your time, talent and money with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance for a cure.

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