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Alexis "Supergirl" Box
Oct 30, 2016 Latest post:
Nov 24, 2016
Just few months ago Lexi was running track and cross country. Like all athletes she had aches and pains. She began to complain about knee pain. So we had her do ice and ibuprofen just as her brothers do when they complain after playing football. When you have 3 teen athletes it's status quo. Since Lexi's knee pain was consistent for quite awhile Dave asked Lori (Lexi's mom) when he dropped her off on a Friday if she would take her to immediate care over the weekend and have it checked out. Just so happens that when Lexi is going up the stairs at Lori's somehow she fell and hit her knee on the carpeted step. She cried so hard and was in so much pain Lori immediately took her to the ER. What would have been an awkward embarrassing moment for most kids was the blessing in disguise. That was when the lesion was discovered...August 19, 2016. See most kids with osteosarcoma go undiagnosed until it's gone so long the bone just breaks doing something like walking or running. So yes what was a moment of clumsiness like we all have was a blessing that resulted in Lexi being diagnosed before it destroyed more bone or spread to her lungs. You would think a kid with cancer would look sick or something but that's not the case...osteosarcoma is sneaky ! Sure fooled us for sure!!!
Tomorrow October 26, 2016 she begins chemo. She is truly a strong determined young lady...she plans on walking into the hospital for each treatment with complete Supergirl attire. I'm pretty sure she will obtain celebrity status in the world of childhood cancer or at least at Riley but no matter what she wears she IS a super girl. She will lead us through this and we will be there to support her but it truly is her smile, spirit and attitude that will give US the strength to get through it....