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Hi I'm Lexi

I'm an artist. I have blue hair. I'm a cancer survivor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

At ages 8-11 I've been in and out of the hospital. What started out as appendicitis turned gang green - which they later found out was ovarian cancer. I've been in remission since May 2008, but the scars still remain. Ever since I was 2 years old, I LOVED to draw. It's a talent that I kept developing over the course of my life, but it's also burned a big hole in my parents wallet since. I enrolled in The Animation Academy for the summer of 2006. I was trained in the art of character design by Artist Charles Zembillas. I recently discovered that I loved to bake and make sweets. One day, I hope to open my own dessert business - or become a famous artist. Whichever comes first...I have blue hair, which makes me stand out. But that's okay, 'cause I think it's funny when people point it out. Make's me more approachable.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was raised in the LDS church, and have loved it ever since. I love learning new things about the Gospel. I feel that the more I learn, the more I know in my heart that it's true. There was a period in my life where I really struggled to keep the Heavenly Father's commandments and just...be happy. But thanks to a special group of friends and my family, I was able to overcome that dark phase of my life. Striving to know what my Heavenly Father's plan for me is what keeps me going. The words of the Prophets of Old - Bible, Book of Mormon, and of this dispensation that gave me new perspective on this life and how to live it. Praying for the comfort of Heavenly Father's spirit and the companionship of the Holy Ghost really contributed to my personal conversion to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

How I live my faith

I would go to my old high school and help out the teachers and staff as well as the students in any way. I love to serve others in and out of the church. I've worked on several community and church projects that have benefited the city of Sacramento. Even though I've moved out of state for college, it doesn't stop me from serving and helping others.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Lexi
"The family is ordained of God." (Reference - The Family: A Proclamation to the World). To put it more simply, starting a family under the covenant of marriage is sacred commandment. Therefore, we must make it a priority to make preparations now to make the family a reality. I realize there is no such thing as a "perfect" family, but it takes the teamwork of everyone to pull together to make things work (not just you and your spouse). As for me, I'm not sure if I can have kids (due to cancer lessening my chances). But that shouldn't stop me or my future husband from trying, or making it work out. Adoption is always an option for anyone. I would love to adopt, or even be a foster parent in the future. Just because they're mine by blood, doesn't mean they shouldn't be loved any less. There's always a way. Even if you may not get the chance in this life, there's always an opportunity in the next. Show more Show less