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.
|Ana Rodriguez||Ana Rodriguez is a quiet and loving 18 year old with a genuine compassion for others, and a surprisingly fun silly side. She attends Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and majors in fashion marketing and management. Ana loves designing dresses, going shopping with friends and family, and taking photos, but she’s also a two time cancer survivor.While in eighth grade, Ana was diagnosed... more|
|Harlie Corneliusen||Harlie is a very bubbly, outgoing 8-year-old girl who loves meeting new friends wherever she goes. She loves to sing, dance and entertain and hopes to become a pop star! Harlie plays hockey on the 8U team in Warroad, Minnesota.The day after Halloween 2013, Harlie came down with the symptoms of a cold. Soon after she had a fever and abdominal pain. Her mother brought her to the ER thinking... more|
|Lyrissa Bray||On January 5, 2005, Lyrissa Bray, a beautiful, seemingly perfect and healthy little girl was diagnosed with stage four, high-risk, unfavorable neuroblastoma. She was given a 30-50% chance of survival. That summer, she went into multi-system organ failure from the toxicity of the treatment. Her doctor at CHOP later told her parents that Lyrissa's survival was a "true miracle." They... more|
|Monica Hatch||Monica was very active in so many things, from volleyball and basketball to hippology (the study of the horse), horse judging, 4-H Girl Scouts and raising money for the local children's hospital. She never had a bad thing to say about anyone and did her best to help those in need.Monica was diagnosed with cancer after having a cough for six months that eventually led to difficulty in... more|
|Kayleigh Hogan||Kayleigh is 9 years old and loves playing indoor and outdoor soccer. Earlier this year, her soccer playing suffered as she began having problems with her balance. She also developed a tremor in her right hand. Kayleigh took it in stride and switched to writing with her left hand instead, but her parents were worried and took her to the pediatrician, who referred them to the neuro unit. ... more|
|Josh Delgado||Easygoing, appreciative, and mature, Josh has shown strength and courage in battling cancer twice. He is now 14 and has been diagnosed for a second time with leukemia. Josh’s first round of cancer was diagnosed in 2007 when he was 7. He had been unusually tired, with achy joints and a droopy left eye. His doctor had thought Josh had some kind of virus and an eye infection, but Josh... more|
|Kendall Jackson||Kendall was a fun-loving, energetic child with a great smile and the cutest dimples! He loved to play games and joke around. He loved music, and he and his twin brother Zachary would crack up for hours making up silly songs. He loved to dress up in all sorts of weird costumes, and would combine themes to make his own characters, like "BatFrog" or "NinjaCowboy." He also loved... more|
|Eli Kwait||In 2011, our son, Eli, an otherwise healthy 4-year-old, told us that his lower back hurt. When his pain didn't go away, we took him to the pediatrician, who recommended tests at the local hospital. Before long, we found ourselves in an ambulance headed to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).After many tests and scans that night, Eli was admitted. The next morning, the doctors... more|
|Helana Agi||Helana was a kind, sweet, gentle person who excelled in school and was very creative. Born in 1979, she was diagnosed as a baby with an ASD (a hole in one of the atria of her heart) and was seen regularly at CHOP. Just before her fifth birthday, she developed what seemed like a stubborn virus, which was ultimately diagnosed as cancer - Stage III neuroblastoma. Helana was given a chemo and... more|
|Connor Crooks||Connor is two and a half and loves being with his twin sister Claire, being outside, Mickey Mouse, Elmo, cars and trucks. Connor and his twin were micropreemies and were monitored closely. At one of Connor’s follow-up checks, someone noticed that his head was tilted. He was referred to a physical therapist, who noticed that he had trouble with balance. After a visit to a neurologist and an... 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.