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January 18, 2021

Today is my daughter’s 25th birthday. She isn’t here to celebrate with us — her last birthday with us was when Alex was just 8 years old.

The conflicting emotions that I feel today are inseparable from each other. Alex’s birthday is a reminder of the gift of her life and the ache of her absence. I feel gratitude and joy alongside grief and sadness. I carry the complexity of these feelings with me every day as I try to live my best life possible, just as she did. 

Alex is not physically here, but her heart, her beliefs and her legacy are everywhere I look. 

Alex had... Read More

January 17, 2021
Pictured here: Patrick, age 8 and Alex, age 7 outside their home in Wynnewood, PA in the fall of 2003.

Pictured here: Patrick, age 8 and Alex, age 7 outside their home in Wynnewood, PA in the fall of 2003.

On Alex’s Angel Anniversary in 2017, I wrote a letter to my sister about everything she meant to me over the years. Today, on the eve of what would have been her 25th birthday, I want to share a portion of that letter with you:

To my sister Alex,

Today marks 13 years since your death on August 1, 2004. At the time, you were 8 and I was 9. Had you lived, you would be 21 now. It’s difficult to imagine, because you will always be fixed in my memory, and in the memories of Mom, Dad, Eddie and Joey, as an 8-year-old girl. It... Read More

August 21, 2020
a stand for hope telethon

Childhood cancer does not take a break because of COVID-19 and neither does Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Children need our help more than ever. 

This year the 14th Annual Alex Scott: A Stand for Hope Telethon hosted by CBS 3 is going virtual. This yearly tradition brings together inspirational stories from childhood cancer families, supporters and the amazing team at CBS 3 Philly.  It is an incredible day of feel-good stories — that always leaves everyone inspired to make a difference for kids with cancer. 

The... Read More