At the age of 3, Roxie was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma, a solid tumor and form of pediatric cancer. Over the course of 17 months, Roxie went through an aggressive, multi-therapeutic regimen to treat her disease. The majority of her treatment was administered on an in-patient basis at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Frontline treatment for high-risk neuroblastoma was successful in bringing Roxie to NED (no evidence of disease). She is currently participating in a trial study at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center with the intent of keeping the disease from ever returning and will continue being monitored by St. Louis Children's Hospital for long-term side effects as a result of treatments.
Today, Roxie spends the majority of her free time as a care-free first grader. She loves time with her family, especially when she's playing with one or all of her three siblings. Roxie loves to sing, dance, play soccer and has a real talent for arts and crafts. If you ask Roxie what she wants to be when she grows up, without hesitation she'll tell you, "A Doctor."