Alexis White was born in Aurora. She attended Nicholson Elementary School, Washington Middle School and West Aurora High School.
During the end of her freshman year, Alexis began suffering from a mysterious illness. Although she had seen many doctors, the cause of her symptoms could not be determined.
In July of 2005, Alexis was admitted to the hospital where she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). She gave doctors permission to use her experience in their research so she could help other children who are battling cancer.
Alexis’ prognosis was very good and she faced this challenge with courage and a positive attitude. She was planning to participate in cancer research walks.
Most importantly, she was looking forward to resuming her studies at West Aurora High School. On July 19, 2005, Alexis had her first chemotherapy treatment. She passed away that day when complications arose.
The Alexis White Scholarship Fund provides assistance to graduates of West Aurora High School.