Lexi’s Fight

Sorority sisters help friend battle cancer

by Megan Thomas – March 1, 2018

A Mansfield University student, Alexis Caviston, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. Alexis, who goes by Lexi, was diagnosed with brain cancer in November 2017. At first she believed she was just sick, with symptoms of vomiting. But doctors’ tests confirmed the presence of a cancerous tumor.

When her friends and family found out, they became supportive of Lexi and her battle. Her sorority sisters have held fundraisers for Lexi since they found out about her diagnosis, including a day at Rise and Shine Nutrition, located in Williamsport, where half the proceeds they made went towards Lexi. One friend also made a GoFundMe page for her, which can be found here.

Lexi Caviston is a positive young woman who tends to make light of bad situations through her sense of humor. “She’s probably one of the most positive, upbeat, outgoing people that I know,” said sorority sister Meghan Weber. “That’s the type of person she has always been. Her positivity shining through the whole time…she was like, ‘Yeah, I have cancer, but it’s okay – we’re going to get through it.’ And I think that’s really just helped a lot.”

Idea/Concept: Megan Thomas
Videography: Andrew Moore
Video Editing: Andrew Moore
Writing: Megan Thomas
Anchor: Megan Thomas

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Funded by UPMC Susquehanna, Akiko’s Floral Arts

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