I often get the question: "How is Lexie doing?" The quick answer is that she is doing well. She is now ten years old and for the first summer in her life was able to not have to be tested, poked etc etc. Many of you may not be familiar with Lexie. So here is a short answer to that question.
When Lexie was 3 ½ months old, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor called astrocytoma. Now at 10 years old she has had countless surgeries, years of chemotherapy, endless eye exams and more testing than anyone could imagine.When asked if she had one wish for the world, what would that be, she answered, "To find a cure for brain tumors so my friends would stop getting sicker and dying." Lexie has a website at: http://www.teamlexie.org/
Last fall my friend, Melanie and I started to raise money for Cancer Research in Lexie's name with a bracelet made with Swarovski pearls. Lexie approved our design and chose meaning for the colors.
One thing led to another and we now have a "line" of Lexie Jewelry including earrings, a pendant necklace on a silver chain, and a choker with the five Swarovski pearl colors on an "invisible" cord. We were able to send $2,600 to the Dana Farber Cancer Research Center (Boston, MA) last spring. Melanie ran the Boston Marathon in April with Lexie as her patient partner.
For some reason, I'm having trouble adding more pictures to this post. So, you can see the rest of the Lexie line at http://bevsjewelry.com/lexiesbracelet.html