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Paris Berelc’s Cancer Journey In The Series Alexa & Katie

Paris Berelc character Alexa has been diagnosed with Leukemia.

Paris Berelc is not suffering from cancer in real life. However, she wore a bald cap in the Alexa & Katie series to justify the character Alexa Mendoza, who has leukemia.

25 years old, Paris Berelc was born on December 29, 1998, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

Highlights

  • Paris Berelc plays the role of cancer patient Alexa in the series Alexa & Katie.
  • Alexa’s best friend Katie also shaves her hair in solidarity.
  • At the end of season 2, Alexa finds her hospital bag from when she was first diagnosed with cancer.

She is an actress and model known for her roles as Skylar Storm in the Disney XD series Mighty Med and Lab Rats: Elite Force.

Moreover, Paris starred in the Netflix original film Tall Girl as Liz in 2019. In 2020, she played the role of Megan in the Netflix movie Hubie Halloween.

She appeared on the cover of American Girl magazine’s November/December 2009 issue.

Paris Berelc’s Character Alexa Suffered From Cancer

Paris Berelc played the role of a cancer patient, Alexa, in the series Alexa & Katie, from which she gets late attention.

To portray the role, Paris went online and tried to get all the information that she could on the cancer that Alexa has and how to handle it.

Moreover, she visited the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles to meet cancer patients.

Her character, Alexa Elizabeth Mendoza, is a dual protagonist and one of the title characters born in 2002.

In season 1, Alexa finishes her intensive treatment and prepares for the first day of high school when her hair starts falling out due to leukemia.

When her best friend Katie finds out Alexa’s hair has started falling, she also shaves her hair in solidarity.

Later, they decide to wear wigs to cover their bald heads. Alexa’s family has a good financial situation, so she picks out the wig without considering the price tag.

However, Katie’s family was not financially stable, so she bought a nice wig that cost around $300.

Alexa helps Katie for the audition of Juliet in a school production, Romeo and Juliet, but everyone thinks that Katie has cancer.

Later, Alexa tells everyone that she has cancer, not Katie. Alexa wonders if she could even get her yearbook picture for fear that everyone will see her as a Sick Girl.

In season 2, Alexa starts her sophomore year the week of her monthly checkup. She feels anxious but never tells anyone.

During the appointment with Dr. Breitweisser, he cleared Alexa for basketball since she was already better.

Alexa tries to play for the school basketball team but cannot because she has not played for a year.

However, she ends up in JV basketball and gets better eventually. Alexa’s boyfriend, Dylan, breaks up with her as she cannot attend his final match.

Later, Alexa progresses from her breakup and prepares for her mid-term examinations.

Alexa tells Katie that she wants to show Dylan that she has moved on and started a new life.

While Alexa Mendoza and Katie Cooper prepare for the Mendoza-Cooper gift exchange, Alexa tries to find Jack a Christmas sweater.

Alexa also finds her hospital bag from when she was diagnosed with leukemia.

Additional Information

  • Paris Berelc was in a relationship with a former Nickelodeon star, Jack Griffo.
  • Berelc has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2024.
  • She was born to her father, Joseph Berelc, and her mother, Maria Berelc.
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