The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

Welcome to The Childhood Cancer Blog
from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

June 24, 2021
  • childhood cancer hero kevin
    childhood cancer hero kevin
  • childhood cancer hero Olivia
    childhood cancer hero Olivia
  • childhood cancer hero Kingsley
    childhood cancer hero Kingsley
  • childhood cancer hero Taylor
    childhood cancer hero Taylor

Throughout June, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is sharing childhood cancer stories to honor National Cancer Survivor Month. Thanks to research advancements made possible by our generous donors, the five-year survival rate for a pediatric cancer diagnosis has risen to 84%.

While there is still work to do to find cures for all kids, here are a few inspiring survivor stories that remind us to hold onto hope:

Kevin Rauch

When Kevin was 3 years old, he received a cancer... Read More

July 30, 2020
  • Gabriella “Gaby” Feliz
    Gabriella “Gaby” Feliz
  • Declan Roberts
    Declan Roberts
  • Balian Tsosie
    Balian Tsosie
  •  Gabby Galarneau
     Gabby Galarneau

July marks Sarcoma Awareness Month. Sarcomas are a diverse group of cancers that arise from bone or soft tissue in the body. There are over 100 different subtypes, making treatment difficult — not every sarcoma can be treated the same. 

Meet four childhood cancer heroes who are battling pediatric sarcoma:

1. Gabriella “Gaby” Feliz

Gaby was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma in 2019 after a swollen right leg sent her to the hospital. Her cancer is high-risk, but her family has faith in... Read More

June 19, 2020
  • Left, Cameron with his two sons. Right, Cameron as a boy with his dad Stewart.
  • "Becoming a father is momentous for any man. For me, it’s made me understand more of what my own father went through when I was sick," said Cameron.
  • " I cherish and adore every moment I get to spend with my boys and my wife," said Cameron.

When I was 13 months old, I was diagnosed with a “one in a million” liver cancer called hepatoblastoma. By the time I was 2 years old I had endured 15 rounds of chemotherapy and three surgeries, including an 80% liver resection. 

Throughout my childhood, the side effects of cancer and its treatment put up roadblocks for me. I still continue to follow up every year with heart studies and bloodwork. I had to wear hearing aids because of chemotherapy treatment. I was limited to non-contact sports but always dreamed of playing football. My doctor always said no, but finally cleared me... Read More