Alexandra "Alex" Scott was born on January 18, 1996. She was the second of four kids in her family. When she was just a baby, she was diagnosed with a kind of cancer called neuroblastoma.
When Alex was 4 years old, she decided to hold a lemonade stand to raise money for her hospital, so the doctors could help other kids with cancer. She asked other people to help by holding their own stands too. You can watch this video and then read all about Alex - her favorite color, pets, favorite TV show, and more - below.
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Here's what Alex had to say about herself in 2004, when she was 8
Full Name- Alexandra Flynn Scott
Birthday- January 18, 1996
I'm Alex, I'm 8 years old. I have neuroblastoma and I raise money for pediatric cancer research with the help of other kids and grown ups through my lemonade stand. I give the money I raise to research to find cures for pediatric cancers.
Who do I live with?
My parents, my brother Patrick, my brother Eddie, my brother Joey, my dog Shammy, and my cute kitten Herbert.
Where do I live?
I live in Pennsylvania, right down the street from Philadelphia.
Favorite Colors - Blue and purple
Favorite Animal - Penguin
School - 2nd Grade
Favorite part of school - Everything
Favorite Food - French Fries
Favorite Book - Junie B. Jones Series and The Little House on The Prairie books
Favorite Movie - Scooby Doo
Favorite TV Show - Pokemon and American Idol
What I want to be when I grow up - Fashion designer
Favorite Activity - Making stuff and designing clothes
Place I most want to visit - France
Favorite Sport - Soccer