"Keep Battling, Alicia!"
In 2004, Alicia was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis. She had multiple tumors in her back and legs that caused quite a bit of pain and discomfort.
Four years later, the day before her 28th birthday, the doctors found another tumor. But this time, it wasn't a normal neurofibroma. It was a malignant tumor, a chordoma, form of bone cancer.
Since then, other tumors have been detected, and Alicia has been in Boston for close to two months. She has had intense radiation treatments and surgery at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Instead of enjoying the Shock's run to their third WNBA Championship in the way that Alicia has enjoyed the past two - running around like a chicken with her head cut off making sure that all goes well, the building is packed, and the team feels the energy from a raucous Detroit crowd - Alicia is watching the games on television in Boston.
At the end of Game 2, Katie Smith encouraged Alicia by shouting, "Alicia Jeffreys, if you're watching, keep battling!!"
We invite the Detroit Shock and WNBA fans, employees, and players to give their own "shout-outs" to one of the league's most respected front office executives by clicking here.