Realizing Futures

Alexa – Dribble for the Cure Captain

AlexaAlexa, Age 6

*It is with deep sadness that we are updating this story with the news that Alexa gained her Angel Wings in 2021.  She will always be remembered with sunflowers and smiles. PCRF will continuew to fight in her memory to improve outcomes for all children facing cancer.

In January of 2013 Alexa was diagnosed with Medulloablastoma. That same month she had surgery at UCLA to remove the tumor. After recovery and three weeks of physical and occupational therapy, Alexa started chemotherapy treatments. As part of her treatment at UCLA, Alexa received four stem cell transplants. Her chemo treatment was followed by thirty days of radiation treatment.

Alexa has been home now for seven months and her recent MRIs have been clear. She is excited to start second grade and is having fun at her dance classes.

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