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.
|Zack Hunter||Zack is only 4, but he is very bright and very brave. He is a loving ray of sunshine...|
|Erin Suidikas||Erin is an outgoing and compassionate young adult who loves helping others...|
|Victoria Hernandez||Victoria was diagnosed with AML (acute myeloid leukemia) when she was just six months...|
|Wyatt Fuss||When Wyatt was 15 months old, he was diagnosed with a rare ganglioglioma...|
|Nichole Silversteen||It was summer 2003 and Nichole was living with friends at the New Jersey Shore...|
|Malia Heck||At 2 years of age, Malia began experiencing symptoms of abdominal pain...|
|Kennedy Snyder||Kennedy has always been a happy, social child...|
|Bailey Johnson||Soon to be 15 years old, Bailey Johnson has already endured more medical...|
|Brian Thomas||Brian Thomas was a normal 16-year-old. He loved to play the drums, guitar and sing...|
|Cameron Mathes||My name is Cameron Mathes, and I am a cancer survivor. When I was 3 years old, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.|
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.