Alexander Bristowe Turner was born on May 11, 2009 with “9q34.3 telometric deletion” or Kleefstra Syndrome. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone. In fact, there are only about 150 documented cases of it worldwide. Kleefstra’s Syndrome isn’t common like autism. There aren’t teams of doctors and researchers studying it. And that’s why it took over eight months for the diagnosis. Eight months of surgeries, confusion and fear.
But who is Al?
Alexander is a curious, snuggly, social boy. He wants to learn. He wants to communicate. And he is quick to make strides given the proper tools. Most of all, Al is a magnet for good. He brings out the best in everyone around him. His ability to come so far so soon is an inspiration to everyone that has the pleasure to meet him.
- Kleefstra Syndrome
- Institutes for the achievement of human potential
- Charitable Foundation of the Family