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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, over 2 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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Alexandra Scott
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Sophia is an exuberant kid who loves making other people happy even after she was diagnosed with Wilms’ tumor at age 4. Now, she is three years cancer-free and sharing her wisdom with other children facing the same fight.
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Lilly, 2, is a firecracker. She loves learning ABCs & counting. She is obsessed with colors & shapes too! After experiencing breathing problems, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. She has endured a lot for a little girl but she stays strong.
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Arielle is strong-minded and sassy. Since her diagnosis, she has endured 3 years of daily, weekly and monthly chemotherapy, countless labs and lumbar punctures. Arielle is a hero because she is strong and she endures her treatments with a smile.

Meet Our Heroes!


Sullivan is a gifted kid who filled his days with piano and triathlons. After complaining of back pain, he went to the doctor and was diagnosed with medulloblastoma. It's been difficult for his family, but thankfully he's had clear scans since May 2017.
Ignoring the statistics was Julian's motto, even as his neuroblastoma worsened. Thanks to clinical trials across the country, Julian lived until he passed away at age 10 in August 2015. His resolve still inspires his family to fight cancer even today.
Elijah was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma in August of 2005 at just 4 years old. His family traveled from Arkansas to Philadelphia for treatment over many years hoping to find a cure for his cancer. Their fight continues to this day.
An avid singer and lover of musicals, Morgan keeps her parents busy with neverending energy. Despite a Wilms' tumor diagnosis, she fought through and has had clear scans since treatment ended in early 2017. Now, she's focused on becoming a star one day.
Mary is an energetic 3 year old who loves all things Disney. In 2017, her parents noticed a mass sticking out of her abdomen, later diagnosed as Wilms' tumor. She continues to receive chemotherapy now and give her parents strength.
Aidan started limping around the house at just 5 years old, a development that led to his osteosarcoma diagnosis. The family was able to avoid amputating, and although Aidan still needs physical therapy, his family is happy to say he's cancer-free.
Amanda was a high schooler set on playing college softball when her world changed. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, putting her dreams on hold while she continues chemotherapy to beat the disease.
Brady is an independent 8 year old who constantly helps around the house. Just five years ago though, he was a young kid facing the fight of his life against neuroblastoma. Thankfully, his treatment beat the disease and let him continue a healthy life.
When Joseph had unbearable pain in his shoulder, his doctors believed it was a bone bruise. However, they soon discovered it was osteosarcoma. Joseph has been in treatment ever since, but he continues to fight so one day he can attend culinary school.
Caroline was a loving little 3 year old who lived in Alabama. When a bruise emerged by her eye, her parents discovered she had neuroblastoma. Despite a miraculous turnaround, Caroline's illness returned and she passed away leaving behind a legacy of joy.
Penelope was a little over 2 years old when she was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. The intial treatment expanded her tumor, but doctors cleanly removed it with surgery. Penelope will finish treatment in Spring 2018 and continues to comfort her parents.
Hana is a sweet, joyous and active 5 year old who was unexpectedly diagnosed with Wilms' tumor last June. Her entire family went to every hospital visit last summer and they continue to be amazed by the strength Hana shows facing her disease.
Sophia is an exuberant kid who loves making other people happy even after she was diagnosed with Wilms’ tumor at age 4. Now, she is three years cancer-free and sharing her wisdom with other children facing the same fight.
Max is an artistic kid with an ever-expanding list of interests. When he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 4, he transformed into IronMax to help defeat the disease! Now, he’s less than a year away from ending treatment.