Operation Enfant Soleil
In April 2014, at the age of 11, Alexe was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma. She has had many chemotherapy treatments, radiotherapy and a stem cell transplant while being hospitalized every two to three weeks. But what was most difficult for Alexe was to put aside her passion for figure skating and soccer. By the end of October 2014, Alexe had no more traces of cancer, but the risk of recurrence was still high. To keep the cancer at bay, a decision was made to do an allograft to decrease her chances of remission.
But the procedure was not effective, and in December 2016 she had a relapse. Her cancer became more and more aggressive and in April 2018, she had a relapse for the second time as the cancer spread and required additional radiation and chemotherapy. Due to her ongoing treatment, Alexe can no longer pursue her passion for figure skating. However, she continued to teach.
Despite her ongoing battles, Alexe is a happy, positive and determined young girl. The obstacles she faces have never defeated her spirit, and she’s an endless source of inspiration for her entire family.
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