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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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Emma is a beautiful 3-year-old girl born with an unfortunate complication: Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome. This rare genetic disorder comes with a statistically higher risk of developing cancer. Emma is screened regularly, getting the best care she can.
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Gaby is a 13-year-old girl who loves to be creative, spend time with her family and play volleyball. Her rhabdomyosarcoma diagnosis was only made more difficult to treat when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Today, Gaby can only see one parent at a time.
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In September 2018, Balian awoke one day with minor pain in his right thigh. As this pain progressed, Balian could no longer stand on his right leg, and was soon after diagnosed with chondroblastic osteosarcoma.
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Outgoing Jaycen loves meeting new people. Born with down syndrome and having undergone open heart surgery before he was 1, today Jaycen continues to show the same resilience in the face of cancer. When he turned 3, he began fighting ALL.
Wyatt
Wyatt was a clever teenager who could never pass on the opportunity to make a silly pun. He loved to go out skateboarding, bike riding or playing basketball, but also enjoyed staying in with his Rubix cube, wacky socks, Xbox and some music.
fernanda
Growing up in a house with three brothers can get a little crazy, but Fernanda never loses her joyful spirit. She faces life with a positive attitude, and ever since she began battling Wilms tumor, Fer has become the definition of resilience.
Preslie is a young girl with enough spunk to spare. She may be little, but she’s already proved to be very smart for her age.
In just 13 months, Mia embodied a lifetime’s worth of love. One day, her grandmother - a registered nurse - noticed a strange texture on her cheek. Mia was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, and handled her chemotherapy like a champ.
Marcel is a smart and caring 6-year-old with enough energy to spare. Marcel was only 2 years old when he started exhibiting strange symptoms. Marcel was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and began chemotherapy treatment soon after.
He may only be 3, but Dean is as charismatic as they come. A 9-1-1 call led him to the emergency room, where an X-ray revealed an enormous mediastinal mass was blocking the airway in his chest. Bloodwork uncovered it was a type of lymphoma: cancer.
Anderson is a 2-year-old bundle of laughter. His first diagnosis came when he was only 9 months old.
childhood cancer hero vercelee
Vercelee is known for having high spirits and even higher energy. But, Vercelee’s journey through leukemia has taught her how to slow down.
jeremiah valera
At 5 years old, Jeremiah is the youngest member sworn into the Manatee County and Miami Police Department. Although he’d rather be fighting crime, Jeremiah’s put his strength and spirit to good use in his fight against cancer.
childhood cancer hero tamiyah
Tamiyah may not have the best eyesight, but it doesn’t take much to see a bright future for this little girl. Tamiyah is a fighter, having lived most of her life battling cancer.
camryn
Camryn is a strong-willed and empathetic young woman who wants to spend her life helping kids through tough times. She recently graduated from Clemson University with a degree in recreational therapy and hopes of becoming a child life specialist.
emily stansell
Emily is a headstrong and heartfelt young woman. After her journey with cancer, Emily has turned her kindness into action as a nursing student.
childhood cancer hero hannah
Hannah is a teenager with a bright disposition and effortless strength. Somehow, she makes fighting cancer look easy, even though she’s been doing it for the past year.
childhood cancer hero connor
Connor’s unfailing positivity has made him a beacon of light through one of the hardest times in his life. He’s gained wisdom from his cancer experience, and wants to offer support to others on the same journey.
childhood cancer hero carter
Carter is a spirited 2-year-old and musical genius on the rise. Despite battling stage IV neuroblastoma, he continues to be a fun and energetic little boy.