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

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Kallie is a smart, beautiful, strong-willed 10 year old. For a while, she had been complaining of severe leg pain among other things. By the time doctors found her cancer, it had spread to her bone marrow and she had to start chemo immediately.
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Madelyn (Madi) is a sweet, sassy girl who loves coloring, playing outside and singing. The day after her 4-month check-in, Madi was diagnosed with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), a rare disease that required an incredibly difficult regimen.
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Evelyn, called Evie by her family, is a bubbly toddler who loves superheroes and princesses. During her 1-year checkup, her doctor had trouble getting a good reading on her vision. Ten days after being diagnosed with retinoblastoma, she began treatment.
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Max is a year old, a little goofy and a big mama’s boy. After discovering a bruise on his forehead that was actually a tumor, 3-month-old Max faced some pretty challenging experiences, along with more than a few curveballs.
Lauren is bright, strong and mature - she's been through more than most kids her age, and is still battling a low grade glioma. Now a sophomore in high school, she plans to raise $100,000 for childhood cancer research before she graduates.
Austin lived an inspirational life. Even after being diagnosed with cancer, he learned to walk again with help from his dad, and made the varsity golf team his freshman year in high school. Today, he continues to inspire others to be better and do more.
As a newborn, Kaleigh had discoloration between her retinas and was taken to doctor after doctor for answers. She was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma, and the only plan was to remove her eyes.
Sara was the kind of kid who lit up a room when she walked in. She had the biggest smile and an even bigger heart. Sadly, Sara passed away due to a complication with her treatment during her fight with germinoma.
Lakelynn was just 3 years old when she was diagnosed with cancer. A rare, inoperable sarcoma was wrapped around the nerves that controlled her arm. Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy were not safe treatment options for Lakelynn.
When Jimmy was 5 years old he started falling asleep in class and vomiting for no reason. Concerned, his parents took him to the doctor where he was sent for a CAT scan, then an MRI, and then surgery. Jimmy was diagnosed with medulloblastoma.
In 15 years, Charlie has been through a lot. He's been diagnosed with two different types of pediatric cancer, lost vision in his left eye and spent more days and nights in the hospital than he can count. And Charlie isn't finished fighting.
The night before Matteo was diagnosed with a rare pediatric kidney cancer, his mom was up late baking cookies for a lemonade stand. Matteo transferred hospitals and had one of his kidneys removed, but unfortunately relapsed three months later.
Kensley Tobiason
Kensley is a little girl who truly shines. But it was a dark day when doctors discovered she had a rare form of leukemia: CML. Now, she is taking chemo every day, monitoring her white blood cell count and having bone marrow tests every three months.
At only 4 months old, doctors discovered a mass on Ellie's right shoulder. After fighting rhabdomyosarcoma, she relapsed at 22 months old. Years later, she has proved she's Ellie Strong!
Maddie was a happy little toddler able to light up any room. She was diagnosed with atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT), but that didn't keep her from dancing and smiling. Unfortunately, Maddie passed away, but her story is not over.
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