Back to top
February 9, 2018
Friends honor Union student who died from epilepsy
CURE News

As reported by Zachary Matson, Daily Gazette:

Union College student Alex Askenazy told his friends he planned to design new drugs and medical treatments -- possibly for epilepsy, the disorder that claimed his life on Oct. 8.

“He wanted tattoos of the molecular structure of his new drugs,” said Union sophomore Erick Landreth, who lived with Askenazy during their freshmen year. Phil Askenazy, Alex's dad, said the tattoo claim might have been a little puffery.

Askenazy died in his Union dorm from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), a little-understood complication of epilepsy that affects about 1 in 1,000 adults with the disorder each year. But his friends are hoping to do what they can to carry out Askenazy’s mission, specifically by raising around $4,000 -- so far -- for SUDEP research. 

Learn More

 

Related News

February 17, 2018
CURE media mention: Washington holds second race for...

A 5k and half marathon, benefiting CURE and raising money for epilepsy research was held in Washington, North Carolina.

February 12, 2018
'Hamilton' star and his wife focus on hope while...

Miguel Cervantes felt numb. He had just finished his third, and most critical, audition in New York City for “Hamilton: An American Musical,”...

February 11, 2018
Skate for Alex

Alex Askenazy, a sophomore at Union College, passed away on October 8, 2017 due to complications from epilepsy. Alex’s fraternity organized...