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. Her cancer became more and more aggressive and, since 2014, Alexe has fought four relapses. Last September, Alexe and her family unfortunately learned that she was having a fifth relapse, just as her school year was starting. She is currently undergoing radiation therapy and the doctors are trying to find chemotherapy treatment. As Alexe has received a lot in the last few years, the options are limited. Due to the side effects of chemotherapy treatments on her body and on her bones’ strength, Alexe can no longer pursue her passion for figure skating but she remains passionate about this magnificent sport that she has practiced for years.
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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