Roxie Pickrell loved her family, friends, and the Kansas City Chiefs. Sadly, her life was cut short on November 6th, 2019. She was just 13 years old when she died from complications from brain cancer surgery. As her Chiefs gear up for the big game, Roxie's family is finding ways to keep her memory alive. Like Taylor Swift, who gives to many charitable causes, the Pickrell family is doing the same in Roxie's name.

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Roxanne Lorraine Pickrell had so much promise and so much more to give to the world. She was a loving, giving, and sassy young lady who touched so many lives, including mine. She continues to do so today through her family and friends. I feel her presence during the St. Jude Radiothon every year since she passed.

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CATHY JOINS THE ST. JUDE RADIOTHON TO HONOR ROXIE

It's safe to say that Cathy and Roxie had an unbreakable bond. You could see the mother-daughter bond on full display on social media. From the love for their beloved Kansas City Cheifs to having an adventurous spirit, or spending time volunteering, the dedication is visible. While nothing can take the place of Roxie, or fill the hole in her family's heart, fundraising has helped ease the pain. While Taylor Swift uses her enormous platform for good, the Pickrell family does the same thing. Roxie would be so proud!

"I WILL BE SHARING ABOUT ROXIE on Thursday, 2/1 from 11 am to 12 pm. If you would like to help me rack up my donation numbers (which I won’t know how many I’m shooting for until I’m live) call or text to donate during that time. If you are already a Partner in HOPE (I am!), this is also a great time to renew your annual donation.

This is a great way to honor a loved one. I’ve been a Partner in Hope, and have donated in her name since Roxie passed in 2019." Cathy shared on social media

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CARRYING ON ROXIE'S GIVING LEGACY

One of the last conversations that Cathy had with her daughter was about what she wanted her legacy to be. You see, Roxie was a kind and considerate person. She would go out of her way to help anyone. Her teachers and classmates all adored her. There was just something special about her vibrant spirit. She was loved by many and will be remembered for her loving heart, gentle nature, and sweet smile.

FAMILY HOLDS FUNDRAISERS TO HONOR ROXIE

I've known Cathy for years and she's such a positive person, but this is just unimaginable. I'm sure she has many good, and just as many bad days. No matter what each new day brings she has an important goal to accomplish. Doing what she promised Roxie a little over four years ago. Give back, do good, and honor her legacy. Whether it's having a meat sale, putting together a marathon, or volunteering, Cathy finds a way to make it happen. She's a very brave, and inspirational person. Roxie would be so proud of her Mom and all she does to not only keep her memory alive but what she's doing in the community. Roxie is dearly missed, but her spirit lives on indeed.

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BECOME A PARTNER-IN-HOPE

During the Window World St. Jude Radiothon, you can become a St. Jude Partner-in-Hope by calling 1-800-201-8883.  It's just $19 a month for 12 months on a credit or debit card.  You can also text HOPE to 626262.  Once you text WBKR to that number, you'll get a link to follow to make your donation and become a Partner-in-Hope.

All of our 2024 Partners will receive a 'This Shirt Saves Lives' t-shirt.

And, for the first time, our Partners will also receive a 'We Won't Stop' hoodie!

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Life is fragile so hold your loved ones tight. This video was recorded just a week before her devastating diagnosis. I just love her joyful spirit! We should all be more like Roxie.

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