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A message from Jay and Liz Scott, Alex's Parents:

Many of you think of Alex as a hero – the sweet and courageous lemonade girl who inspired others to help children with cancer. Although she did not get the chance to live a long life, she showed us what it means to live a full life. Her bravery, strength and love of life continue to inspire us every day. She is indeed our hero!

Since Alex was diagnosed in 1997, more than two million more children worldwide have suffered because of cancer. These kids all have hopes and dreams of long lives. They have parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents and cousins who cherish them. They all inspire those who know them with their bravery, strength, and love of life. They are all heroes.

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Siblings of childhood cancer heroes face their own challenges with incredible perseverance. Read more about these inspiring SuperSibs.

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Alexandra Scott
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C.J. was a warm, happy and popular boy. He was quiet, yet he was a powerful leader with a magnetism that drew in kids and adults alike.
kabir
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Kabir is a boy that wants to bring happiness to people’s souls. He was just 4 years old when he was diagnosed with a high-risk form of leukemia, known as Philadelphia Chromosome-positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (PH+ ALL). Today, he is 11.
Beaudin
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Beaudin is an avid speed-cuber who can solve a Rubik’s cube without a problem. At 6 years old he came down with what seemed like a bad cold. Eventually, doctors discovered he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
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Elijah's favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys, he's musically talented, and likes working with his dad. Before diagnosis, Elijah's parents thought the pain he was suddenly feeling in his leg was from the growing pains of being a teenager.
Anakin is a bubbly, outgoing, hopeful boy! For nearly two years Anakin had random puking episodes with no answers. When pain in his head became unbearable, he received an MRI that found a tumor on the back of his head. Anakin had astrocytoma.
Alex's cold seemed to be more than just a cold. He wasn't acting like himself, and his face and belly were swollen. Alex was diagnosed with AML and his kidneys were in acute failure, so he began treatment immediately. Today, he is thriving!
When she was 16 months old, the usually healthy Arden suddenly experienced a stomach bug and a series of low-grade fevers over the course of a week. Her parents never expected her to be diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
When Atlas was 8 months old, he fractured his arm. Upon further examination, doctors found that he had a tumor that was eating away at his wrist bones. His left arm below the elbow was amputated, but then a tumor was discovered next to his heart.
Despite the difficulties she has faced because of cancer, baby Kens is always smiling. She was diagnosed with a glioma before she was even 7 months old and is starting the chemotherapy she will have to take for the rest of her life unless a cure is found!
Stryder is just a big love bug, forever smiling even on his hardest days! When he was 2 years old, he stopped eating, and eventually stopped walking too. Doctors found his abdomen was full of tumors, and today he is starting new treatment.
As a 2-year-old, Everly has the most vibrant and kind personality her mom has ever known. Everly was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma two days before Christmas 2022 and has been in treatment ever since.
Born premature, Maverick is just that: a maverick. A distended stomach and reduced appetite brought Maverick to his pediatrician, but after a CT scan revealed a tumor he was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma before he turned 1.
Brave Little Adam is the kindest boy his family knows. He loves to help people, but when he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, it was his turn to be helped. He had six months of chemotherapy to prepare for surgery, and struggles with his vision today.
Soccer enthusiast Will thought he was just out of shape when he began getting easily winded and lightheaded between soccer seasons. But after a visit to the hospital, Will discovered he was fighting cancer: B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Juno was a happy and curious baby. He soaked in love and reflected it right back. He loved cuddling and listening to his family sing and whistle to him. He had a sweet little voice, and only a handful of bad days despite his rare cancer diagnosis.
Outgoing, silly and stubborn, Tenzin is a little boy with a lot of fight in him. When he was diagnosed with leukemia, his world immediately turned upside down, but Tenzin took it all in stride. Today, he is in the maintenance stage of treatment.
Behind Chloe’s sweet and shy disposition is a funny and friendly 10-year-old. At 4 years old Chloe began experiencing strange leg pains that moved to her arms and back. Today, Chloe is traveling to bravely fight until she beats neuroblastoma!
At 3-and-a-half years old, Sam's parents found a large lump on Sam's abdomen. He underwent surgery to remove it and was cancer-free for a short time. When the cancer returned, it was treated like stage 4 neuroblastoma. Sam has been cancer-free since 2017!