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Road to LEXI's Recovery

$22,030 of $500,000 goal

Raised by 342 people in 15 months
Created December 13, 2017
KE
Kimberley Ellia
on behalf of Paul and Carol Caviston
Brain cancer is one of the most feared forms of cancer.  On November 30th, in the middle of her studies as a nursing student, Lexi Caviston was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor.  On December 4th, the Doctor removed a tumor the size of 2-3 golf balls from the right side of the brain.  The surgeon believes he got all of the tumor (Oswald) out.  The pathology report came back Glial neoplasm requiring chemotherapy, radiation and experimental treatment.  More to follow as that unfolds. I am reaching out on behalf of Lexi and her parents, Paul & Carol Caviston, to ask for your help.  Please consider a donation of any size to help cover medical expenses, loss of work, travel, hotels, food, etc…while this family supports Lexi.  Besides being public servants, Paul with the police and Carol a nurse, the Cavistons have generously donated their time, efforts and money to so many worthy causes in the greater Scranton/Wilkes Barre area for decades.  This family is always the first to jump in and help anyone and everyone.  Please return the favor! “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.”  Elkhart Tolle As you might imagine, Lexi has faced some pretty dark days and she has a hard road of recovery coming up, but she has found a whole fascinating way of looking at life starting with naming her tumor Oswald.  Lexi wants to do as much as possible for herself during the healing process and has a goal of getting back to her nursing studies!  While we are optimistic, we are also realistic in the challenges and hurdles she will face in the immediate future. Upon returning home from Lexi's surgery, Paul and Carol opened their mail and read a letter stating the surgery to remove the tumor was not necessary and therefore the insurance would not be paying.  Now, we can assume there was a coding error.  And, this will be disputed.  However, this is exactly what this family does not need to be dealing with on top of everything else. They will need every bit of their credit available and then some for experimental treatment which probably will not be covered under insurance. I will be updating this throughout Lexi’s journey.  Please continue to pray and if you are able to help defray the costs, know you have our neverending gratitude!! Thank you!

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Our wonderful friends are having a fundraiser to help defray Lexi's current and ongoing medical bills. In light of the fact that glioblastoma has a 100% recurrence rate and no cure, she will be receiving treatment for this cancer for the rest of her life.

Currently, the five year survival rate for individuals with GBM in Lexi's age group is 19%. Thankfully, research and many clinical trials are being done both in the US and abroad, working toward the common goal: a cure for brain cancer.

So far, Lexi's medical bills have come to nearly a million dollars. Though we are thankful she has good insurance, there are many expenses that are not covered.

Join us for Lex-Toberfest on Saturday, October 20th from 4-8 PM at the Twentieth Ward Social Club, 2028 Pittston Avenue, Scranton, PA, 18505.

Adult tickets are $10, children's tickets are $6.

T-shirts, bath bombs from Sugarloaf Herb Farm, and bracelets will be available for purchase.
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Update message from Lexi..

Our wonderful friends are having a fundraiser to help defray my current and ongoing medical bills. In light of the fact that glioblastoma has a 100% recurrence rate and no cure, I will be receiving treatment for this cancer for the rest of my life. Currently, the survival rate for people with GBM in my age group is 19% Thankfully, research and many clinical trials are being done both in the US and abroad, working toward the common goal: a cure for brain cancer. So far, my medical bills have come to nearly a million dollars. Though we are thankful to have good insurance, there are many expenses that not covered.
Below are the details of the benefit. There will be T-shirt’s, bracelets and bath bombs from Sugarloaf Herb farms, for sale. Thank you all for your continued support. #greymatters
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Looks like Lexi is going to continue to be an advocate for Optune Therapy in the fight against glioblastoma (brain cancer) on THE VIEW!!
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Watch this clip on The View to see how the power of friendship, a Tweet and Meghan McCain (whose father, Senator John McCain, has glioblastoma/brain cancer too) made Lexi's dream of meeting Taylor Swift come true!!!

Sometimes the best medicine is your besties (Lexie D) big heart and love.

https://youtu.be/LZ90ZoPetdI
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$22,030 of $500,000 goal

Raised by 342 people in 15 months
Created December 13, 2017
KE
Kimberley Ellia
on behalf of Paul and Carol Caviston
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KC
$100
Kristine Cunningham
6 days ago
AG
$15
Ashlynn Gallagher
20 days ago
$50
Kevin Kays
22 days ago
$225
Love Bombs for Lexi
25 days ago
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5 months ago
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