Ashlee loved her big sister, Emily, horses, monkeys, and her dog, Bailey. On June 28, 2007, Ashlee was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma*, at the age of 12. After 8 rounds of chemo, 10 hours of surgery to remove the tumor, and 6 weeks of radiation she was told in 2008 that the tumor was gone. She packed up her infectious smile and started Junior High that fall. But in January 2009, the cancer had returned, this time on the left side instead of the right. Ashlee had more rounds of chemo and experimental drug treatments, which unfortunately had no effect. Ashlee earned her angel wings on November 15th, 2009, at the age of 14. Ashlee was always optimistic and became an inspiration to many. She dreamed the dreams that most young girls do. She dreamed of prom, boyfriends, driving, college, marriage, children and so much more. She also wanted to be sure people became aware of Childhood Cancer and hoped the cures would be found. Ashlee loved life, her friends, and her family. She will be loved and remembered forever.

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* Synovial sarcoma is a rare form of soft tissue cancer which usually occurs near to the joints of the arm or leg.