In Memory of Alexia

We recently received the devastating news of Alexia's passing away after her tough battle with cancer.  As many of you already know, shortly after giving birth to her second child in January, Alexia was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer that had metastasized to her liver. Alexia was living in Sweden at the time with her husband Jovan and their children. It was then that Alexia & Jovan decided that it would be best to move back to Alexia's hometown in Canada so they could be closer to her parents for support during this difficult time. A GoFundMe page was started for them to raise funds to cover the costs for cancer treatments, sponsor Jovan to stay in Canada, and help with moving. 

Shortly after moving back to Canada, Alexia began various cancer treatments which she was tolerating well at the time. She was then suddenly hospitalized after her colon perforated and she endured severe septic shock. A part of her colon was removed along with the tumors, however they were not able to operate on her liver. Alexia was able to pull through the sepsis and surgery and she remained at the hospital for over a month as she was not able to walk and required extensive medical care. She was finally approved for and began immunotherapy treatments which seemed promising, but her condition continued to deteriorate afterwards as her liver continued to fail. Alexia was then placed on comfort care to manage her severe pain. On September 4th at 2 pm, Alexia passed onto the Lord surrounded by her family. She leaves behind her husband and their children Athanasios and Hristiana who are both under 2 years old.

I have started this page in order to raise funds for Alexia's family who require assistance as they face very challenging situations ahead. Due to the extensive costs of cancer treatments and the cost of funeral arrangements, the previous funding that was raised has been used up leaving Jovan in financial need to provide for his children. He is currently unable to legally  work in Canada and his sponsorship to stay in Canada has been nullified due to Alexia's passing. The only assistance Jovan has at this time are Alexia's parents and he may not be able to stay in Canada any longer. It would be of great help to them, and they would greatly appreciate it, if you could donate any amount possible. If you are not able to financially donate, please help spread this page so it can reach as many people as possible. Thank you so much. 

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Organizer and beneficiary

Sally Gacesa
Windsor, ON
John Panageas

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