Girl battling cancer receives warm welcome from classmates
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A young South Florida girl battling cancer visited her school for the fist time since being diagnosed.
Alexandra Orzech received a special welcome from her entire fourth grade class on Friday. The brave 10-year-old returned to her school, Somerset Pines in Pompano Beach, to thank her classmates for their support. "It makes me feel really happy to know that they are there for me in whatever I go through," said Alexandra.
Alexandra was diagnosed with T blast lymphoma four months ago, and was in the hospital this week undergoing chemotherapy.
Teacher: "How does the chemo make you feel when you do that?"
Alexandra: "Sometimes it makes me throw up every day."
Students have been raising money for her fight with cancer. On Friday, classmates paid a small fee to dress down to wear Alexandra's cancer color, green, along with cancer hats.
All proceeds raised will go to Alexandra's medical bills. "Everyone has really come together and supported us," said her father, Richard Orzech.
Broward General Hospital is where Alexandra is getting her chemotherapy treatments. Her school is also helping her out by selling green bracelets, which read: "Love, Laughter, Life"
Teacher: "Are you cancer free right now?"
She wont be returning to school just yet, but in her chair sits a stuffed monkey, who will keep her chair warm until she returns to class. "When my class misses me he'll be in my chair," said Alexandra.
"She's doing as good as she can be, and she's in remission, and everything is going according to plans," said Orzech.
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