A 3 Year Old’s Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Meet Lexxus Crooks

 

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Lexxus is the 3 year old daughter of Melissa and Adam; two fellow Clarinda, Iowa natives.

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Lexxus is fighting cancer.   

 

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On July 17th, 2014 the family received news they wished they never had to hear.

Treatments aren’t working and despite all efforts,

the cancer keeps spreading.

 

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Lexxus has been sent home to be loved and hugged while she continues to fight this ugly cancer on her own.

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Please lift Lexxus and her family up in your prayers, well wishes, good thoughts.

Whatever you’ve got.

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Her Story

March 2013:  Lexxus was diagnosed with Plueropulmonary Blastoma, a very rare form of childhood cancer.  Lexxus underwent surgery to remove a softball size tumor from her left lung and soon started the process of intense chemotherapy, multiple MRI and CT scans for a span of 8 months.

A week after her last round of chemotherapy, the Doctor’s found cancer had spread to her brain.  

December 15th, 2013: Lexxus had surgery to remove a quarter size tumor from her brain.

Following surgery came 25 rounds of radiation for treatment. 

December 30th, 2013: Lexxus began 5 weeks, Monday-Friday, of sedated radiation.

 

April 2014 : Lexxus underwent a Stem Cell Transplant

 

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June 2014: An MRI of her brain showed the cancer had spread and Lexxus went through another brain surgery on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

 

July 17, 2014: Radiation followed by an MRI resulted in results showing the cancer spreading at a rapid pace.

 

   All treatments have been stopped and Lexxus is now home with her family.

 

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She’s a fighter and is surrounded by an entire community praying for her.

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What a sweet, courageous and beautiful little girl. 

Please pray for strength, comfort, peace and healing for all.

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If you would like to donate directly to Lexxus’s parents, Melissa and Adam, please go to www.paypal.com and use Melissa’s information to deposit directly to her account. Her e-mail is mcrooks817@gmail.com and her number is (712) 542-0214.

 

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To view a beautiful collection of photos by Photographer, Mallory Olenius, please visit the below links.

 

Lexxus Fight Albums:

Album 1: Photos by Mallory Olenius

Album 2: Photos by Mallory Olenius

 

 

 

Professional photos courtesy of Mallory Olenius