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.
|Owen Micciche||Owen is a sweet 8 month old baby boy. He loves people and is always ready to greet people with a huge smile, even from a hospital bed. He loves his older sisters and laughs when they dance for him. He loves to snuggle! His favorite thing to do is to scoot around the house in his walker and jump in his activity bouncer.Owen was 6 months old when his mommy and daddy noticed that his head was... more|
|Zachary Nichols||Zachary has always been kind to anyone he meets! Zachary, 19, likes playing video games, being with his brother and friends and going to movies. In 2013, Zachary was having headaches and was diagnosed with PNET, a type of tumor. He went through radiation, chemo and surgery, finishing his treatment in October 2014. In January, Zachary had three seizures. Doctors found that his tumor had... more|
|Karah Casas||Karah has an awesome personality – she is very spontaneous, sassy, caring and fun. She loves animals, especially horses, and wants to be a vet someday. She's a Girl Scout, a swimmer and a huge reader. She loves chocolate, but doesn’t like it when people ask how she is doing just because of her cancer. She knows they’re trying to be nice, but being singled out for sympathy... more|
|Libby Serber||Libby is a lover of life, with more energy than one could imagine. She loves to sing, dance and act more than anything. She is smart, kind and a hard worker. Libby had a 99 degree fever with no other symptoms for 3 weeks before a complete blood count detected a low red blood cell count. Originally, the doctors thought she had a spleen disorder. When they ordered a sonogram to... more|
|Leah Anderson||Leah was diagnosed with a brain tumor after her parents discovered one day that one of her eyelids appeared "droopy." Soon afterwards her pupil also became enlarged. They went to the pediatrician that Monday morning and then were sent to an eye doctor. The eye doctor recommended an MRI and within 48 hours Leah and her parents were in an ambulance to the local children's hospital,... more|
|Amber Barnard||Amber is a girly girl through and through. She has been through so much at such a young age but still has a positive attitude and is inspiring to everyone she meets. When she was 9, Amber felt unwell. She was treated for urinary tract infections, but her symptoms did not go away. Finally, Amber’s mother took her to the emergency room, where she was diagnosed with Stage... more|
|Kristian Young||Kristian is sweet, kind, considerate, affectionate and strong. He likes Skylanders, Lego video games, baking and wants to be a food critic or chef when he grows up. He likes watching football and playing videogames with his dad. Also, he is unstoppable in Candyland. On October 11, 2014, Kristian's family's world turned upside down. Doctors told them that 5 year Kristian had a large... more|
|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|
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.