Honored Kid

Lexie M.

Age 7
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Location

Munster , IN, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

November 2016

Status

In treatment

Treated At

Comer Children's Hospital

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My Story

Hi, my name is Lexie. Three weeks after I turned 4, I woke up one Sunday morning with a bump on my right jaw. Over the next two days Mommy took me to two doctors but the bump was getting bigger and turned red. That's when Mommy and Daddy took me to Comer. We had a sleepover at Comer and the next day at 5pm the doctors had a meeting with Mommy and Daddy. They said the bump was something called cellulitis but when they looked at my blood they saw some cells that did not look right.  So, they showed my blood to another doctor called a hematology oncologist... I call her Dr. Gabby. Dr. Gabby said the bad cells were Leukemia cells and that she had a plan to make them go away.  That day was Tuesday November 8, 2016. That was a bad day. But, ever since that day, Mommy, Daddy, Dr. Gabby, Nurse Practitioner Kelly and all the nurses at Comer have been taking really good care of me. They say I still need chemo for 2 years,  but after that I'll be cured! Thank you for supporting me and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. By sharing the gifts of your time, talent and money with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance for a cure.

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