Alexandra Wilson Supports Husband Eric Zerkel through Cancer Battle
- Date of Birth Nov 10, 1983
- Age 37 Years, 8 Months
- Nationality American
- Birth Place Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States
- Profession Meteorologist
- Career 2008-present
- Relationship Status Married
- Husband/Spouse Not unknown
- Wedding Date April 2018
- Ethnicity/Race White
- College Penn State University
- Height/ How Tall? 5'9"
- Hair Color Blonde
- Eye Color Blue
Alexandra Wilson, also known as Alex Wilson, is a meteorologist at The Weather Channel.
Her husband, Eric Zerkel got diagnosed with cancer in May 2021, and Wilson is leaving no stones unturned to support her husband.
Wilson and Zerkel Married in 2018
The meteorologist has been in an enduring marriage with her partner Zerkel. After getting engaged on a beach, they did an engagement photoshoot at Kimball House, an American restaurant in Decatur, Georgia.
Around a year after, they tied the knot on April 14, 2018. Wilson donned a v-neck long sleeve wedding gown, whereas the bridegroom wore a green tuxedo with a matching printed bow tie from The Modern Gent.
The wedding was planned by event planner Ashley McGowan.
Since the big day, the pair has enjoyed their marriage with their three adopted pooches — Fitz, Bandit, and Riley.
They celebrated their first marriage grandly. The lovebirds went to New Zealand and visited the Whitehaven winery while staying at the famous Wharekauhau Luxury Lodge.
Wilson Broke Rule to Stay with Husband in Hospital
Zerkel got diagnosed with cancer in early May 2021. After the diagnosis, he underwent surgery to remove a tumor, hoping it would solve most of the problem.
But within 24 hours of the surgery, his wound started bleeding heavily, and he suffered massive pain on his swollen scrotum. As a result, Wilson hurried him to the hospital and admitted him.
Zerkel detailed the excruciating experience in length on his blog published on Medium on May 17, 2021. In the post, he gave accounts of the pain and trauma and the affection he experienced from his other half.
In his own words, he had never felt so loved in his entire lifetime. The former managing editor shared how his wife would provide him solace during his panic attacks and help him both mentally and physically.
He then listed multiple instances where she became the epitome of love.
Once, Wilson broke the COVID protocol and slept in a small faux-leather chair, next to his bedside in the hospital. She would hold his hand until he slept and, when awake, fill him with positivity. She would read him stories about similar cases and about how he could easily survive the battle.
Also, can someone just invent a single scan that scans your whole body for tumors? I will fund the Kickstarter. Separate scans for each body part is a little much. — Eric Zerkel (@EricZerkel) June 10, 2021
Whenever the 32-year-old doubted if he deserved to be loved in such depth, she would make him feel deserving.
Cancer brought physical and emotional pain for sure in Zerkel's life, but he claims it strengthened his relationship with his wife. He expressed that the battle was an opportunity and an unexpected gift for them.
Zerkel also shared the blog on his Twitter and LinkedIn on May 17, 2021, saying he was trying to navigate reality. Friends and family members were quick to sympathize and wish him a speedy recovery.