Honored Kid

Julia Alexander

Age 18
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Manassas, VA, US


Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

December 2014


In maintenance

Treated At

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Inova Fairfax Hospital Johns Hopkins Children's Center

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My Story

Julia Katharine Alexander is a one-of-a-kind little girl, who is rarely seen without a super bright smile on her face. She's just so full of joy, love, and compassion for others. Everyone who knows her can recall something profound, inspirational, or just plain funny that Julia's shared with them. At home, we call them "Julia-isms." :). Regardless of your encounter with this sweet girl, you leave feeling a little warmer and happier inside. On December 14, 2014, Julia was diagnosed with a Grade II Ependymoma brain tumor. Since then, she has bravely endured three major brain surgeries, five minor surgeries, eight rounds of chemotherapy, and two months of radiation therapy.  While she is not considered NED (No Evidence of Disease), we are so grateful that her tumor remains stable. 
Julia has tons of interests including reading, dancing, playing the piano, ukulele, and guitar, taking pilates classes, and creating amazing little imaginary stories and songs with her dolls and stuffed animals. She is an 8th grader at Marsteller Middle School and a member of the Manassas-Woodbridge Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc.  She serves as a Cadette Girl Scout, participates in her school's Ruri-Teen Club and loves to volunteer in her community.  Most important, she loves The Lord and isn't afraid to share her faith.  Julia loves to participate in children's ministry activities with her family at Park Valley Church, where she was baptized on May 21, 2016.  
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