Today, Reinhardt University mourns the loss of one of our own. Alexis Taylor passed away just before 6 a.m. this morning. Alexis had been fighting DIPG, a rare form of brain cancer, since being diagnosed in January 2018. Despite her fight, Alexis maintained a 3.89 GPA at Reinhardt University where she was studying biology. She also played on the Reinhardt Women’s Lacrosse Team.
“Alexis’ spirit and courage during her fight inspired her team,” said women’s lacrosse head coach Roy Reynolds. “We played and continue to play for #11. Those of us who knew her were blessed. May we all have the courage and dignity she showed.”
“The Reinhardt Family prays for Alexis’ family as they lean on the Great Comforter who promises to walk with them through this valley of grief. We will always remember Alexis’ bright smile and warrior spirit. She will be missed,” said President Kina Mallard.
Reinhardt will be planning a time of remembrance for Alexis in the next few weeks.