Lexie and her mum spent most of the first year of her treatment staying on ward 4 at the Great North Children’s Hospital. Lexie had 5 months of MAP chemotherapy treatment and then, in September 2019, an operation to remove left fibula, muscles and nerves from her lower left leg. These were replaced with muscles and nerves which were removed from her back and grafted in to her lower leg. She spent 10 hours in surgery, which felt like a life time away from her for Sue and Brian. The surgery was followed by more chemotherapy which she finished in March 2020, only to be told in April 2020 that the cancer had spread to other areas of her body.
By November 2020 the cancer in Lexie’s leg was so extensive that she had to have her leg amputated and a prosthetic limb created. Lexie’s spirit, determination and sense of humour have helped to see her through these immense challenges; her mum told us