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!

Ellie Matz Ellie is incredibly smart, brave, funny and creative. She is almost 7 and loves to play board games, play outside, spend time with her sisters and friends and to read anything she can get her hands on (especially about medicine and science). Ellie loves arts and crafts, and any science experiment (the messier the better!).   For a few weeks, Ellie seemed to have a virus she just couldn... more
Conner Arnold Conner is super sweet, sometimes soft spoken, funny 7 year-old boy. He is the youngest of three—with a 21 year old brother and a 19 year old sister. He loves sports, his family, going to football games and being a Wylie Bulldog. Conner was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a cancer that starts in the bones or the soft tissue surrounding the bones, when he was just 4 years old. On January... more
Alexa Geyer Alexa Geyer loves to paint and draw. She hates pizza. She is quiet and loves her kittens Bella and Ella. Alexa is 12 years old.  Alexa has Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that disturbs cell growth in the nervous system, causing tumors to form on nerve tissue. Alexa has routine MRIs to monitor this disorder. In the summer of 2014, Alexa was having some unusual symptoms, so her... more
Hailey Parker Hailey Parker was a beautiful, spirited, loving and witty 11 year old girl.Hailey is also a Childhood Cancer Hero.  In March 2015, Hailey was diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma (GBM), a tumor of the brain. Leading up to her diagnosis, Hailey had been suffering from severe headaches. She received an MRI and was sent to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for treatment. Her... more
Sawyer Rucker Sawyer is a very busy one-year-old. He loves animals and “vroom vrooms," and he's got some amazing dance moves!  He is the youngest of 8 children, so he's used to plenty of action.  Sawyer was a happy, healthy 7-month-old when he suddenly lost his cheerful personality and energy. His parents thought maybe it was because he was cutting 4 new teeth or was crabby from... more
Abigail Freitag Abigail Freitag loved her family more than anything in the world. Her best friends were her older brother Samuel and her little sister Sarah. She was extraordinary in every way—beautiful, athletic, a talented preschooler and above all, the kindest person her mother ever knew. Abigail was brave too.  When she was 3 years old, she had what appeared to be a stomach bug that would not... more
Caitlin Diane Curtin Caitlin Diane Curtin, fondly nicknamed Caitie, was born on August 18th, 1987 to Jerry and Diane Curtin.  At the time, she was the youngest of four children. Even as a young child, Caitlin had compassion and understanding beyond her years. Growing up, she loved Disney characters and stories such as, “The Lion King” and “The Little Mermaid,"... more
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


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.