Aleksandra Celic Wiki
Aleksandra Celic Biography
Aleksandra Celic, known as Alek, passed away earlier this month after having her eye socket removed and a diagnosis of chordoma cancer.
The 15-year-old from Orpington, London, was first diagnosed with cancer when she was just seven after complaining to doctors of a lazy eye at a Bromley GP.
Although Alek was given the all clear after numerous treatments, including removal of his eye socket, last year she received the news that the cancer had returned.
The school girl and her family were told nothing more could be done to save her, My London reported.
When they told her that there was nothing they can do she asked, ”am I going to die?
They said “yes”. I think at first she was worried and then when she was fine.
Chordoma cancer is a slow-growing bone disease that generally affects people between the ages of 40 and 60 and is said to be difficult for doctors to identify.
Alek’s doctors initially thought a lump behind his eye was “just a cyst,” but an MRI and biopsy identified it as a type of cancer that only affects one person in 800,000 each year, according to Bone Cancer Research. Trust.
Dana Celic, Alek’s mother, said ‘she must have been so scared’ when told her cancer couldn’t be treated
Ms Celic praised Alek for being ‘so brave’ with her eye operation, despite being bullied by other students at school.
Three days before his death, on November 3, Alek had lost consciousness and was only “breathing and coughing,” according to his mother.
She continued: ‘The day she died, we managed to do some paint handprints on a canvas with her sisters. And she had a big smile on her face. And then about ten minutes later, she passed away.
The family is now raising funds for funeral costs with the remaining donations being given to chordoma cancer UK research. You can find her GoFundMe here.