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Childhood Cancer Heroes

A message from Jay and Liz Scott, Alex's Parents:

Alexandra Scott

Many of you think of Alex as a hero ~ the sweet and courageous lemonade girl who inspired others to help children with cancer. Although she did not get the chance to live a long life, she showed us what it means to live a full life. Her bravery, strength, and love of life continue to inspire us every day. She is indeed our hero!

Since Alex was diagnosed in 1997, over 2 million more children worldwide have suffered because of cancer. These kids all have hopes and dreams of long lives. They have parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, and cousins who cherish them. They all inspire those who know them with their bravery, strength, and love of life. They are all heroes.

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Our Heroes!

McKoy Beard McKoy and his twin brother, Sawyer are best friends and love to play with superheroes and Ninja Turtles. The boys also have 3 older sisters and a stepbrother and sister.    McKoy was only 2 when a bulge appeared on his right side. Within two days it had grown, so his family doctor ordered some tests. As soon as the doctor saw the MRI he sent the family to Oklahoma University... more
Jax Blumenthal Jax is a typical seventh grader who enjoys hanging out with his friends and cousins; boxing and skiing. In addition, he is an accomplished musician who has been playing the piano since he was 6 years old and even writes and records his own music.  One day, Jax was teasing his mom and said he had a “buddah belly” even joking around saying, “look mom, I’m pregnant.... more
Jake Cohen Jake is the most amazing kid you could ever meet! Despite all he has been through he remains strong and a fighter. Jake has two older sisters who have fought alongside him throughout his journey along with his parents. Jake loves music and plays guitar, keyboard and drums. He is now a freshman in high school and maintains almost all A's.Just one day after Jake's first birthday his parents... more
Brody Derrick Brody Francis Derrick is a typical 3 year old. Born with a very mellow disposition, he’s almost always happy and has a consistent smile on his face. He loves to show off his dimples. He consistently reminds his mom and dad when they're stressed that you've got to roll with the punches. Life is a blessing and Brody reminds his parents what's truly important in life. It's... more
Ezequiel "Ez" Powell Ez Powell is a kind, cautious, funny boy who absolutely loves Star Wars. Ez plays Lego Star Wars video games and had a huge collection of Star Wars Legos. Throughout his cancer journey, he has identified with Yoda. Ez was diagnosed with high risk stage 4 embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma after he began having trouble walking. His primary tumor was in his pelvis and had already metastasized to his... more
Isabel Rita Isabel is a firecracker. She’s a happy little girl but not afraid to assert herself with confidence when she wants to. She can be cuddly, but on her own terms. She loves her family dog, coloring, Minnie Mouse and monkeys. She’s a ham and will do anything to get a laugh out of her family.   Izzy was taken to her pediatrician because of some stiffness in her neck. Her doctor... more
Grace Bumstead Grace’s family calls her their “Ninja Princess” because she loves to karate chop her cancer! Grace is rambunctious, tenacious, spunky and curious. She loves swimming, playing with friends, playing with dolls, dressing up and dancing like a princess (when she's not being a ninja).  Just a few weeks after Grace's fourth birthday her mom started to notice abnormal... more
Casimir "CJ" Banaszek C.J. was a warm, happy and popular boy. He was quiet, yet he was a powerful leader with a magnetism that drew in kids and adults alike. He had a way of making everyone around him feel good about themselves.C.J. was 11 years old when he had a nosebleed that wouldn't stop. His mom took him to the emergency room, where a doctor with a hunch took a blood test that revealed that C.J. had chronic... more
Arden MacPhee On January 11th 2014, I heard the words that no mom should ever hear, "Your child has cancer." Arden was diagnosed with Wilms tumor on both of her kidneys at 19 months old. That day, my life and the life of my family was forever changed. Arden had a long road ahead of her. She endured many rounds of chemotherapy, horrible and painful side effects, countless blood tests, scans,... more
Ana Rodriguez Ana Rodriguez is a quiet and loving 18 year old with a genuine compassion for others, and a surprisingly fun silly side. She attends Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and majors in fashion marketing and management. Ana loves designing dresses, going shopping with friends and family, and taking photos, but she’s also a two time cancer survivor.While in eighth grade, Ana was diagnosed... more


All hero stories featured on the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation website represent the first-hand accounts of families whose children have battled cancer. The content of these stories, including any religious references, does not necessarily represent the beliefs of the foundation or its employees. All content has been screened for grammar, but otherwise remain in the words of the author.

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