The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

Today my daughter, Alex, would have been turning 26 years old. 

If she were here with us, we would probably be celebrating her special day as a family. Our tradition for years has been a dinner of the birthday person’s choice, followed by cake and presents. As our family has grown older, our birthdays have become more understated, as chances to reflect on life and the joy that our loved ones bring to us. During dinner we go around the table, each of us sharing with the birthday person what we love about them. It can be a little awkward and even funny at times, but it is always... Read More

Earlier this month I celebrated my 52nd birthday. Every year in the days surrounding my birthday I find myself reflecting on my life. I try not to fill my reflections with regrets, but instead focus on all that is good in my life and the people I am grateful for. I feel like the luckiest person in the world, so choosing just one person to be grateful for is like trying to choose a favorite star in the sky.

Some people seem surprised when I say I am lucky. My beautiful, amazing daughter, Alex, died when she was 8 years old from neuroblastoma. She was sick for nearly her entire short... Read More

alsf founder alex scott at her lemonade stand

Alex Scott was just 4 years old and battling neuroblastoma when an experimental treatment, called MIBG, made her feel better. Alex emerged from the hospital certain of two things: the treatment worked and she wanted to host a lemonade stand. 

Alex’s MRI results proved she was right: she was cancer-free for the first time in three years, except for one spot on her spine. Alex was also determined. She recognized that new treatments could help other kids, too, and wanted to host a lemonade stand and donate her stand’s profits... Read More