The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

May 8, 2020
  • Dawn Talley, with her son Elijah Talley. Elijah battled neuroblastoma. 
    Dawn Talley, with her son Elijah Talley. Elijah battled neuroblastoma. 
  •  In the book, Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand, there is a picture of a woman on crutches. This character was based on one of Alex Scott’s favorite nurses.
    In the book, Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand, there is a picture of a woman on crutches. This character was based on one of Alex Scott’s favorite nurses.

The first week of May is busy around the virtual halls of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and the social media world. 

Every year, May is the month we go gray and recognize Brain Tumor Awareness Month. During the first week of the month, we celebrate Nurses Week, as well as Teacher Appreciation Week. This year, we also participated in Giving Tuesday Now, asking supporters to help us provide more resources to... Read More

May 1, 2020
  • Lakelynn is 6 years old and battling a rare sarcoma.
  • Lakelynn is home and isolated from friends and classmates. “The risk for her, with her little body fighting hard, was too great,” said Leslie.
  • Before the pandemic, Lakelynn hosted lemonade stands to benefit ALSF.

Before COVID-19, coronavirus and pandemic were commonplace words, we shared with you the story of Lakelynn. Lakelynn is 6 years old, a kindergartener in North Carolina and lives everyday with an inoperable sarcoma wrapped around the nerves that control her right arm. 

When Lakelynn was first diagnosed at 3 years old, doctors offered her family very little hope. The tumor was inoperable and radiation was too dangerous because of the tumor location. While doctors worked to reduce Lakelynn’s intense pain, her family began searching... Read More

May 1, 2020
  • Victoria, age 10.
  • Victoria was 4 when she hosted her first lemonade stand.

Today, people need inspiration for hope; hope for a safer world, hope for healthier families, hope for a better tomorrow. I hope to help inspire people to take action with giving back and paying forward to the community. 

This is ginormously important now because COVID-19 is impacting a lot of lives, and people are getting sick. There are many ways of giving back to the community, such as making masks, delivering groceries and sending cards. 

My memory of my lemonade stand for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation reminds me that there is hope that people aren't focused on just... Read More

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