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Raleigh girl is cancer survivor, veteran performer

Posted September 28, 2010

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— At the age of 10, Alexa Robertson, of Raleigh, is a veteran performer. She has been a competitive dancer since she was 6 and starred in local theater productions.

“My biggest passion is musical theater. I can really show my character in the song. It really helps with acting and just having fun,” Alexa said Tuesday.

Alexa was recently cast in a revival of the musical "Ruthless,” which has been presented to producers in the hopes of becoming a Broadway show next year.

“It’s a show about a girl who has huge dreams and is letting nothing get in her way,” she said.

Though she is young, Alexa knows about battling to achieve your dreams. At 4 years old, she was diagnosed with cancer.

“I had a Wilms tumor, which is a cancer that forms in your kidney,” she said.

Alexa went through grueling chemotherapy and radiation.

“If you could go back to four years ago and see what she went through, it's amazing to see that she's as happy and spirited as she is today,” Alexa’s mother, Jennifer Robertson, said.

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Alexa is now cancer-free.

“If I’ve gotten through that, I can try other things,” she said.

Alexa said her dream is to grow up and be a doctor or a Broadway star. “Or a dancing doctor,” she said.

Alexa will be in the North Carolina Theatre's production of "A Christmas Story” starting in December.

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  • wayneboyd Sep 28, 2010

    If anybody can make it I know you can! You've got what it takes baby girl! God Bless!

  • working for deadbeats Sep 28, 2010

    Awesome story!!

  • sssh.. whisper Sep 28, 2010

    Great story! What a strong little girl she is.

  • Adelinthe Sep 28, 2010

    She sounds so mature. I would suppose cancer might do that to one.

    Kudos to her!!!

    Sending prayers her way for a bright long future.

    God bless.

    RB

  • wildcat Sep 28, 2010

    MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS THIS ANGEL EVERY DAY. I WISH YOU THE VERY BEST THAT COME YOUR WAY.

  • shediva Sep 28, 2010

    Such an AWESOME and INSPIRING story. I wanna be like Alexa when I grow up! :-)

    More stories like this should be aired on the news instead of the doom and gloom that normally has center stage.

  • dmccall Sep 28, 2010

    Go Alexa!

  • K9Tucker.LoveMYcop Sep 28, 2010

    Such a beautiful AND smart young lady. May she always remain cancer free. God bless!

  • 2323 Sep 28, 2010

    How refreshing to read some GOOD news!!

  • rkbllc Sep 28, 2010

    An angel on earth.

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