Cancer Can Rock got the opportunity to work with Lexie Pottle by way of Make-A-Wish.
Lexie’s wish was to create a song, and Make-A-Wish delivered in a big way, providing access to fantastic professionals with resumes that include American Idol, The Voice, Jim Henson Studios, and our foundation.
Lexie worked with a vocal coach, professional songwriters and top producers to create “Shine” which, in her own words, expresses aspects of her own life and her relationship with her own child.
Some more background on Lexie, in her own words:
“I am Lexie Pottle. When I was 17, I gave birth to my son, Jaxson. He was a miracle baby, to say the least. I also battled stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 17 as well. My son was 3 months old when I found out. I couldn’t have felt more hopeless and doubtful about, well just about everything. I was misdiagnosed with pneumonia first. The second time, I went in for a biopsy, and they found no cancer cells in my chest. I went in again a couple of days after that and I was diagnosed with stage four. Tragic, I know, but i got through it, with my son and other supports in my life. But my son really got me here today, writing my bio for you all to understand me a little more. I was just another girl before I became pregnant, before I had cancer, before I had struggles that came so fast in my life. After that I was a whole new person, inside and out. It’s crazy how pain and growing too fast sculpts you.
Music has impacted me in many ways. I go to a song I’m feeling and gain strength from it, knowing I’m not the only one who felt the way I do/did. I feel relaxed and calm when singing and hearing, honestly, my own voice. Knowing I can do something great with it. And to make my own music to inspire others like it does me, is the biggest inspiration!”