Richmond Hill Teen Dies Only Hours After Cancer Diagnosis

Richmond Hill middle-schooler Alivea Cox was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma just hours before passing away.  Alivea was 14.

WTOC is reporting that Alivea was "heading into the ninth grade at Richmond Hill High School, was diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) after being sick for a few weeks and discovering a lump. Her case had been referred to a surgeon. 

Cox met with her oncologist for the first time last week and went to the hospital on Friday."

The Bryan County News reports that "Richmond Hill Middle School, where Alivea completed 8th grade this past year, sent a text Tuesday afternoon to families offering "if a student would like to meet with a Bryan County School counselor to help deal with his or her grief" to contact the school at 912-459-5130."

The school said Alivea was "loved by her peers, teachers and family" and "we ask that you keep Alivea's family in your thoughts."

The Bryan County News also says that a Richmond Hill woman has started a fundraising campaign to keep alive Alivea's dream of getting books to children in the Ukraine.  Beth Odom created a facebook page called Keeping ALIVEA's Dream Alive.  "Odom is working with businesses and individuals to sell t-shirts that display that message of love. The shirts sell for $20. There are also plans to schedule a community book drive. More information can be found here:" 

Another friend of the Cox's had set up a Gofundme page to help them with expenses related to what they thought would be a fight against cancer.  Now the money will go towards helping this family through an awful time.  Click HERE if you'd like to donate.

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