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March 28 10:06 AM

Mayors proclaim Sunday as Lexi Gordon Day

Back on Nov. 2, the mayors of Shreveport and Bossier City proclaimed that March 30 will be Lexi Gordon Day, which would have been Lexi’s third birthday.

Lexi, who was afflicted with Tay-Sachs Disease, lost her battle to the illness on March 2.

To honor her memory and show her family support, Pay It Forward Networking (PIFN) is planning the first Lexi Gordon Day. The event will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at GBT Event Center next to The Villaggio on Highway 80 in Bossier City.

Lexi’s wishes were to raise awareness for Tay-Sachs Disease, have her own day and have singer Jaymay sing “Blue Skies” to her. All of those wishes were granted by Pay It Forward Net working, and Team Lexi began to grow.

To show support to Lexi’s family, visitors are encouraged to wear pink, Lexi’s color.

A baby born with Tay-Sachs Disease develops normally in the first three to six months of life. During the next months — or even years — the baby will progressively lose the ability to see, hear and move. The child will stop smiling, crawling, turning over and reaching out for things. By the age of 2, the child may have seizures and become completely disabled. Death usually occurs by the time the child is 3 to 5 years old.

PIFN brings individuals together with the common goal of providing hope and dreams to children with special needs.

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