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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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Alexandra Scott
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Isabel is a firecracker. She’s a happy little girl but not afraid to assert herself with confidence when she wants to. Izzy was diagnosed with ganglioglioma at 12 months old after her parents noticed stiffness in her neck.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Maddie Shaw
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Sylvia Ruhland
Aribelle is an energetic, spunky and loving 5-year-old little girl. She’s typically grinning from ear-to-ear and can make anyone laugh. But for a while, Aribelle had a nasty cough and trouble breathing. After testing, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
Cameron
Cam loves sports, but had to put baseball practice on hold when he was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma. A growing lump on his leg, which he nicknamed Sparky,
Kabir Taunk childhood cancer hero
Kabir is a boy with a lot of interests. He looks forward to getting back to his favorite activities once he's cured.
Cooper in a lemon suit