by Liz Scott, Alex’s Mom
In 2000, the day after her fourth birthday, Alex received a stem cell transplant. Alex told me, “When I get out of the hospital, I want to have a lemonade stand.” It was winter, so I agreed that when it was warmer she could have one. I forgot about her request. The weather got warmer and Alex began asking to hold her lemonade stand again.
I wondered what Alex could possibly want to buy with her lemonade money. I asked her: “Alex, what is it that you want?”