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When the Children’s Research Fund North Suburban Board hosts its “All You Need Is Love” fundraiser on Oct. 18, it will be doing so for kids like Alexa Weiss, of Highland Park.
Two days before her third birthday, Alexa was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She then underwent surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Two years later, she had a recurrence, and then surgery once more, followed by proton therapy.
Today, her mother Jamie Weiss said, “Alexa is living a normal, healthy life as a 7-year-old. She dances, she plays tennis and does gymnastics.”
With a win over Libertyville on July 22, the Northbrook Park District A Team won the North Shore Women’s Tennis League’s Red Championship.
Competing in a league of 10 teams from surrounding communities and Country Clubs, the team went 8-1 for the season.