Childhood Cancer Heroes
A message from Jay and Liz Scott, Alex's Parents:
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.
|Ava Jordan||Ava was diagnosed with epilepsy September 2010. She had multiple tests and hospital stays and medicine never helped her correctly. We were at Cook Children's Fort Worth in January 2014 for a week to see if Ava was candidate for epilepsy surgery. It was a week full of EKG's, multiple scans and MRIs. Ava was then diagnosed with a brain tumor PXA/GG mix BRAF mutation (benign)... more|
|Sydni Pecevich||Although she will never be able to walk or talk, amongst scores of other challenges, Sydni has the most vibrant personality. For example, she has an expressively deep belly laugh that renders every worry meaningless. She adores her brother and sister, animals (especially her two rescue dogs), swim therapy and music. Sydni is 10 years old. When she was just a month old, her father noticed the... more|
|Camden DePew||Camden is an energetic, sweet 19 month old who loves to follow his sister around and play whatever she is playing. He is silly and loves snuggling, playing with balls and looking at books. When Camden was 2 months old, his mother could tell something wasn’t right about his vision. He didn’t make eye contact with her. She asked his pediatrician at his well baby check-... more|
|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|
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.