Childhood Cancer

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!

Raygan Batton Raygan “Rayray” Batton has a very appropriate name – she is known in her hometown as a sunny “Ray” of sunshine. Bubbly, happy and talkative, with a grown-up vocabulary and an adorable little voice, this 3 year old brings light into the room every time she smiles.Rayray was a healthy baby who hadn’t had as much as a cold before being diagnosed with cancer when... more
Cody Peck Cody was a very ambitious child and young man. He was somewhat quiet and reserved, but everyone loved him.  He was the type to take "the underdog" under his wing and be a friend or mentor. Cody was a very caring son who would do just about anything in the world for anyone.  He loved the aviation world, which was natural, since his father, grandfather and uncles are/were all... more
Mia "Punkie" Leon Mia “Punkie” Leon is a bubbly, cheerful young woman. According to friends, her smile can “light up a whole room.” A self-proclaimed nerd, Punkie loves Harry Potter, WWE, The Walking Dead and aliens. Unlike many, however, she dislikes chocolate chip ice-cream. Prior to her diagnosis, Punkie was not the happiest teenager. Bullied in school and dealing with the... more
Katherine Burns Katherine is a bright, loving, and creative girl. She loves art and reading, and once told her mother that she’d rather be sick than see her mom sick. Katherine is also in the gifted program at her school. She absolutely loves listening to Taylor Swift.  Last March, Katherine was watching TV with her family when she told her brother that her face was numb. A few minutes later,... more
Wyatt Schmaltz In many ways, Wyatt is very similar to other boys his age. He loves to get dirty and play in the mud, and he LOVES superheroes- especially Spiderman and Batman. Wyatt is very emotional and loving, and his laugh is contagious. According to Wyatt’s mom, “Wyatt’s smile can brighten the day of any stranger.”  In spring 2014, Wyatt began complaining that his right leg... more
Eli Chavez-Theiss Eli is a sweet, energetic and kind boy. He is thoughtful of others, and loves to laugh, play pranks and read. Just before Thanksgiving, Eli began complaining of headaches. Because he rarely complained (unless someone took away his DS!), his parents knew something must be really bothering him. Since it was right in the middle of flu season, Eli’s doctors assumed he had the flu, especially... more
Lyla Abbatiello Lyla is a fun loving, energetic 3-year-old. She loves music and dancing, especially Katy Perry and Nick Jonas. Lyla and her two-year-old sister Nora love to dance and sing around the house. Lyla also loves to play with her baby dolls, taking care of her “sick” babies at her pretend clinic.   In September 2014, Lyla’s whole family became sick with the same bug. After... more
Riva Bir Riva is a very social girl. She is always smiling and laughing, and enjoys the company of other kids. Riva is a happy toddler, and likes taking stroller rides, listening to music and reading books.Riva was diagnosed on Valentine's Day 2015. When Riva’s mom found a lump on Riva’s abdomen, the family went to the pediatrician, and Riva was then scheduled for a same-day ultrasound.... more
Andrew Anderson Andrew is a very active little boy. He loves to play and get into trouble with his twin brother Alex. Andrew and Alex are very close; they love to play, talk, run, and fight all day long. Andrew loves food, especially spaghetti, and likes to watch Thomas The Train. Andrew is very sweet and loving, and loves to kiss and touch his Mommy’s face. While he may seem shy at first, Andrew is a very... more
Nicholas DaSilva Nicholas began kindergarten in September 2013 and several weeks later, he began to complain about pain during urination. However, a urologist said everything was fine. On the 26th of September, Nicholas was taken to the ER with stomach pain, where he was diagnosed with a stomach bug and constipation. By November, Nicholas’s belly had a noticeable mass, and was taken to the ER for a CAT scan... more

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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. Content submitted by families may be condensed and edited for readability, grammar and clarity, but otherwise appears as it is provided to us.