Wordful Wednesday

Today I wanted to share a picture of my cousin, Alexis aka Lexi.
Isn't she beautiful?She always has a smile on her face - no matter what!
By looking at this picture you wouldn't think that she is battling leukemia, would you?

Lexi's Story:

Back in June, Lexi began to have aches and pains in her ankles that would occur most often in the early morning hours. Seeing as she is only 12, everyone assumed it was just growing pains. However, Lexi kept complaining of pain and then developed a fever. Her grandparents and dad took her to the doctor where she was examined, treated for her fever, and sent home. They assumed things were ok but then Lexi began to develop lumps on several places of her body. She was once again taken to the doctor where she was tested for Arthritis, Lupus, and number of other things. Nothing pinpointed the problem - that was until she was taken to Children's Hospital Central California. There they ran a series of test and it was then determined that she has acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

Fast forward a month...
Lexi has now completed her first round of chemo. She is doing great and continues to be good spirits! Her doctors are actually letting her go home TODAY for a week. Woohoo!

The reason for this post is to make others aware of the symptoms of leukemia. Before Lexi's diagnosis, we had no clue what AML was or any symptoms that are associated with Leukemia. We also wanted to share with you ways you can donate. Your donation can help find better treatments and cures for blood cancers so patients can live better, longer lives.

Help Team Lexi in the mission to wipe out blood cancer! If you're in San Diego, join our team for the Light the Night Walk at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on November 5th, 2010.

If you're in the Fresno, CA area - please join Team Lexi for the Light the Night Walk at Historic Cobb Ranch on October 2, 2010

The mission of Children's Hospital Central California is to provide high quality, comprehensive health care services to children, regardless of their ability to pay.

Your dollars help fund life-saving technology, advance clinical services, provide a safety net for children with little or no private medical insurance and create a healing environment designed to enrich the experience of patients and their families.

There are a number of ways to give, check them out!

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