THON Child Alexia Barnett Passes Away
It is with a heavy heart that I write of the death of Alexia Barnett, one of Penn State’s beloved THON children, at age six. Many of you just recently took part in the “Love for Lexi: Meet Taylor Swift” campaign, which allowed Lexi’s dream to meet her favorite pop star come true. Lexi passed away last Saturday at home, in the company of her family.
Anyone would like to send flowers to her family or make any memorial contributions to the Love For Lexi Fund can find more information, as well as read her obituary, here.
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With no canning weekends held this year and canvassing eventually suspended as well, this year’s total is a testament to how committed THON volunteers truly are.
Totals aside, congratulations to every organization that volunteered with THON throughout this year to raise more than $10 million for the kids.
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