Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Blog

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March 27, 2020
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation founder Alex Scott makes lemonade.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation founder Alex Scott makes lemonade. 

As we move through these uncertain and isolating times, there is a phrase that reverberates through the (temporarily virtual) halls of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation:

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”

We rounded up three stories from our supporters on social media that give us all the feels and help us jump into a weekend with a refreshed outlook.

1.    Izzy's Virtual Spirit Day

Childhood cancer hero Izzy celebrates her school’s spirit day at home by dressing as her favorite movie character. 

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March 20, 2020
Alex at her "surprise" party

Isolation isn't a new experience for me or my wife Liz. Like other childhood cancer families, isolation is familiar and necessary. 

Almost exactly 20 years ago, our family willingly went into isolation for one month.

A few months before our isolation, we were told that our daughter Alex was dying. Alex was fighting a childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. Her cancer spread as high as her neck and as low as the bones in her left foot. Doctors told us she had no hope to survive.

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March 13, 2020

Children battling cancer not only face the health effects of the cancer itself, but they also face short- and long-term side effects. During treatment, typical therapies like chemotherapy and radiation can compromise a child’s immune system, putting them more at risk for illnesses like COVID-19.    Why is it important to protect children with cancer? Treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, stem cell transplantation and other therapies can weaken the immune system. Chemotherapy drugs, in particular, damage or destroy the cells inside the bone marrow, lowering the number of white blood... Read More