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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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Much like his hero, Spider-Man, Jovahni has spent many days fighting off bad guys but his enemy comes in the form of cancer. After bouts of limping for months, being sent to the ER twice and seeing an orthopedist, Jovahni was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
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John Robert was born with a heart of gold and the ability to make anyone smile or laugh. At 2 years old, an ultrasound revealed a nine-centimeter tumor engulfing John Robert's left kidney. After a CT scan, he was diagnosed with stage III Wilms tumor.
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At 14 years old, Brady was a kind-hearted big brother who fought cancer with all his strength. After experiencing arm pain and weakness, several viruses and chest tightness, Brady began treatment for osteosarcoma. Sadly, he passed away on May 26, 2019.
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The best words to describe 4-year-old Connor are funny, goofy and loving. He is naturally strong and resilient, especially as he’s fighting his B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Connor's treatment has been tough, but today he in the maintenance stage.
Julie is a spunky 9-year-old girl who loves all living things. In 2021, Julie developed symptoms that stumped her doctors. After many doctors visits and testing, Julie was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Today she is still fighting for her cure.
Max is a creative 6-year-old who loves to use his imagination. When he was 3 years old, he started getting unexpected nosebleeds and knee pains. After several misdiagnoses, his family took him for blood work where they finally discovered he had leukemia.
Kadi loves expressing herself in artistic ways. In 2019, she began having lower leg pain where a tumor was soon discovered. She was then diagnosed with osteosarcoma and began treatment that same day. Today, Kadi is still waiting for her cure.
At 7 years old, Ava was having pain in her wrist with no sign of injury. Eventually, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and endured countless rounds of chemotherapy. Today, as a teenage, cancer has learned not to mess with Ava!
Evelyn Grace Doyle was a beautiful and sweet baby. Born on May 19, 2009, her arrival was going to be the best day of her parents’ lives. Sadly, it turned out to be the most frightening and devastating experience they’d ever faced. 
Braxton
Braxton is a loving 6-year-old with bright red hair and an even brighter personality. Although he is one of the sweetest kids out there, he’s also a major class clown. Braxton’s goofball personality can and must fill any room with laughter. He has always
Ezra
Ezra can be a bit shy, but with his family, he’s an outgoing 7-year-old. He loves animals and can be very creative when it comes to drawing. At home Ezra’s often joking, playing video games, wrestling with his brothers and sisters or cracking jokes. It wa
Olivia is bravely fighting rhabdomyosarcoma at 6 years old. A year ago, she was diagnosed after her father noticed she had a swollen lymph node while on vacation. Olivia has since completed 20 days of radiation with 42 week of chemotherapy ahead of her.
Sass the size of Texas, serious headshakes accompanying adamant “NO”s, and a smile so beautiful it would light up a room – these were all things that painted the perfect picture of Nora. Nora fought a brain cancer until she was 14 months old.
Jaxson is a fun-loving child who shows little fear. In November 2018, Jaxson’s parents discovered a lump in his neck, and by February 2019, he was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma. Jaxson faced treatment bravely and today, he has reached remission!
If you’re lucky enough to meet Georgia, prepare to be her new BFF! She is incredibly loving and gives the best hugs, and even after being diagnosed with cancer, she continues to shine brightly. Today, Georgia is in treatment for Wilms tumor.
Smiley and a bit of a troublemaker, Landon was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in June 2020. Treatment was rough, but today Landon is attending school in-person again while receiving chemotherapy at home.
Delaney is fighting everything cancer throws at her with the strength of her favorite superheroes. When Laney was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor, she endured several surgeries and failed chemotherapy regiments in an attempt to remove it.
Zaniyah has a personality as strong as her spirit. A 4-year-old diva, Zaniyah has been fighting DIPG since December 2021. Currently, DIPG is a cancer that is incurable. But Zaniyah and her family are not giving up hope that one day a cure can be found.
To Cecilia, every day is a new adventure. She loves travelling, trying new things, meeting new people and being spontaneous. Cecilia was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at 2 years old. Today, she is in remission at 18 years old!