In life, it’s often said that good things come in twos- a pair of jeans, a pair of socks, a pair of aces… all good things, and all in twos.
Sadly, it’s not always good things that come in twos. For Alexis Sanchez, she overcame cancer once before, but she now fights it once again.
Alexis was originally diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at the age of 12 years old. She fought for her life, and after some terrifying encounters and several months of chemotherapy, she won the battle against ALL and has been cancer free for nearly 7 years. During this time, Alexis thrived in life enjoying every opportunity and not taking a moment for granted. She graduated from King High School in Corpus Christi, Texas and was admitted to the University of North Texas, where she is currently a student studying to be an Audiologist.
On June 1st, 2017, Alexis wasn’t feeling well and thought that she might have caught a virus, and was complaining of weakness and bruising. Alexis was immediately referred to Medical City Dallas, where it was confirmed that the worst case scenario was in fact a reality- the leukemia had returned and Alexis would have to fight once again, this time harder than she fought before.
Alexis, at the age of 20 , has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Through her diagnosis and creation of her treatment plan, it was determined that the Leukemia that she now faces was in fact a result of her previous cancer treatments from when she was 12 years old. The irony of this is not lost on anyone… the treatment that ultimately saved her life once before, also helped to create a stronger cancer that Alexis will have to fight now, T-AML (Therapy Related Acute Myeloid Leukemia). It is difficult to treat this type of Leukemia, as the cells have developed immunity to the chemotherapy drugs. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy in hopes to strengthen her body and to become healthy enough to be able to receive a bone marrow transplant. Alexis’ parents, Kevin and Lorie Sanchez, and Steve and Mariah Hale and immediate family (one younger sister and two younger brothers) will be tested to determine if they are a match for bone marrow transplant. She has a tough road ahead of her but she is ready and willing to fight!
The funds raised through GoFundMe will be used to pay Alexis’ medical bills directly, travel expenses, and lost wages, as Alexis is no longer able to work while undergoing her treatments.
Any monetary donation that you are able to make is greatly appreciated and welcomed. Many thanks and sincerest gratitude to all of those that are praying and sending positive vibes Alexis’ way. Please continue to pray for her, and she will continue to fight!
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