Community Supports Young Woman Fighting Brain Cancer

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Friends and family came together in Scranton to help raise money for a young woman with brain cancer.

The event was held at Villa Maria II Sunday afternoon for 21-year-old Lexi Caviston of Scranton. She was diagnosed just after Thanksgiving of last year.

She is currently studying nursing at Mansfield University while undergoing treatments.

Sunday's pasta dinner and basket raffle will help Caviston pay for her medical expenses.

"We're extremely, extremely thankful to all the support we received from the local business donors, both here and in west side as well as throughout the city and from the local political leaders as well who have come out to show their support," her brother Ryan Caviston said.

Over 1,000 people attended the pasta benefit.

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  • J (@ds18301)

    First I send my strongest and sincerest wishes to Ms. Caviston for a speedy recovery…. It is beyond tragic that this is the only industrialized country, that moreover has the gall to think it is “exceptional”, where its middle-class citizens have to have bake sales to try and pay for life-saving medical treatments. A better solution is to vote for representatives who are committed to making health care available to all — especially all working Americans. Look at those in office who voted for the horrid proposed GOP legislation last year that would have made a bad situation a calamity (except for the millionaires) and vote them out. (Hint: they were all GOP)