Elijah was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, the most common solid non-brain tumor in children, at just 4 years old. His diagnosis came in 2005, just a year after Alex Scott passed away. Elijah’s family repeated the difficult cycle of remission and relapse over the next three years, but by 2008 potential treatment options had stalled at their local hospital. Their family learned of a clinical trial that could help Elijah, the only problem was it took place over 1,200 miles away.
They met with Dr. John Maris and his neuroblastoma team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the same group that treated Alex. Elijah’s family made that lengthy trip for new treatment options many times over and recently moved to the area in hopes of saving Elijah’s life. Even after another recent relapse, they’ve never given up on Elijah, now 17, and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) will never give up helping families like Elijah’s receive the assistance they need.
YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT is why children like Elijah and his family have hope and are able to receive potentially lifesaving treatments to fight childhood cancer.
YOU ARE THE REASON why Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has been able to continue to fund researchers around the country to develop new treatments and cures for childhood cancer.
YOUR GENEROUS GIFT helps fund the most promising, innovative scientific projects with the greatest likelihood of making an impact.
Our national partner, Northwestern Mutual, has generously offered to match your donation and all donations (up to $150,000) through December 31st, 2017. We appreciate their partnership in the fight against childhood cancer.