Girl battling lymphoma is crowned a princess

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LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. --  Every little girl dreams of being a princess, and on Friday, a seven-year-old Lee's Summit girl battling lymphoma was given that dream.

Lexi Wilson received her crown and was named honorary princess in the Lee's Summit West Homecoming Court.  On Friday night, she will be on the field for the halftime homecoming presentation.

Lexi's day as a princess was sponsored by a program called "NEGU."  It stands for Never Ever Give Up, and is part of the Jessi Rees Global Cancer Foundation.

Lexi is cancer-free right now, but to help reduce the chances that it will return, she must have one more transplant.

"She deserves this, she really does. she's been through so much and to be told her cancer is gone and then in a time frame, very short, to have to go through this again with more surgeries, more biopsies," said her mother, Kayci.

Lexi admits she is a brave little girl, and says even when she wants to give up she doesn't because she knows somewhere someone else is struggling, too.

"Because they have the same thing as me. It's hard to go through it because it's hard and it's going to bring happiness to them," said Lexi.

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