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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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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.
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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, but she left bright memories behind.
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It may be safe to say that Jonathon's heroism in his battle against cancer takes after his love for the Avengers. After a few "crying spells" Jonathon was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and he's been fighting courageously ever since.
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Samantha has dreams of one day playing a part in the show Hamilton, and participating in gymnastics in the Olympics. She's never let the fact that she has one eye get in the way of achieving her goals thus far; retinoblastoma is only one part of her past.
Scarlett is a genuinely happy baby who gives everyone a smile. At her checkups, pediatricians agreed that her liver felt odd. Many tests confirmed that Scarlett had stage IV neuroblastoma. Today, she is undergoing chemotherapy on a clinical trial.
Ethan is a strong, joyful kid with a smile that lights up any room. Despite multiple relapses and years of treatment, he hasn't let his fight with anaplastic ependymoma bring him down.
At 14 years old, Brady was a kind-hearted big brother, always taking the opportunity to be a role model very seriously.
Nora may be a shy little 6-year-old, but she is fierce!
John Robert was born with a heart of gold and the ability to make anyone smile or laugh.
Much like his hero, Spider-Man, Jovahni has spent many days fighting off bad guys, but his enemy comes in the form of cancer.
Abby is an incredibly strong and brave 9-year-old who, despite battling cancer, often smiles and tells her mom about how she loves her life.
Charlotte is a spirited, cheerful, fearless and strong-willed 3-year-old.
Even in the face of adversary, Nathan always displayed courage, grace, kindness and humor. His alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma diagnosis at 17 years old nearly blinded him and kept him homebound, but Nathan remained positive and resilient.
Anthony loves the great outdoors. But he'd been experiencing strange symptoms before and during a family camping trip in May 2018. His symptoms only got worse, and eight months after his pain started, a lumbar puncture revealed positive leukemia cells.
Alashujon was diagnosed with medulloblastoma after he was experiencing sever headaches, fatigue, and suffering grades. Today, he is conquering both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Once he overcomes his battle, he has dream of becoming an astronaut.
Today, you can't even tell Lexi has beaten cancer twice. At 7 years old she had difficulty breathing and was rushed to the emergency room. However, it wasn't until she received CT scans that they knew she had anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
"Amazing Max" is a loud, funny and caring boy who is always trying new things. At 6 years old Max woke to a fever and severe leg pain. After several days of doctor visits, Max was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and began his three-year fight.
Kaden is a sweet, adventurous 5-year-old who has remained steadfast through the hardships of his cancer treatment. After doctors discovered he had stage III Wilms tumor on his kidney, he received six rounds of chemotherapy to shrink the tumor.
Mikaila was a sweet and spunky girl whose three years of laughter and smiles made for a lifetime well spent. She was diagnosed with a primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) without primary – meaning she did not have a primary mass or tumor.