Alexander Rotzal '09 Profiled by The Philadelphia Inquirer For His Recent Battle With Cancer
La Salle College High School Alumnus Alex Rotzal '09 is profiled by The Philadelphia Inquirer for his recent battle with Burkitt's Lymphoma, a rare type of white blood cell cancer.
Burkitt's, the fastest physically growing type of pediatric cancer, affects roughly 500 children every year in the U.S. As of September 2012, after five cycles of chemotherapy, Alex's cancer is in remission.
The 21-year old currently resides in Willow Grove with his mother Monica, father Bob, and two brothers Paul, age 15, and Adam, age 19. Alex is in his fourth year at Temple University, majoring in mathematics and a German minor.
Alex's return to everyday life now that his cancer is currently in remission will be profiled on Philly.com's Health Blog: "Living with the New Normal: Life After A Cancer Diagnosis." You can read more about his battle with cancer in the October 1st edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com.
"Back from the Brink, Again"
By Meeri Kim, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 10-1-12