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Family and friends gather to help Mansfield University student diagnosed with cancer

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)-- Lexi Caviston, a nursing student at Mansfield University is getting help from her family and friends.

She was diagnosed with a brain tumor back in November. Since then she's been getting treatment.

Today friends family and community members got together for a pasta dinner to raise money to help lexi pay for her medical bills.

Her brother says the support is what is helping their family get through this.

"To be there with my friends and family to support my sister through this time has been a really empowering experience," Caviston's brother, Ryan said.

Ryan says Lexi just had her first post radiation MRI and  it came back clean.

She will continue to go through chemotherapy every month for the next year. 


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