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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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Ryan is a jovial jokester who loves dinosaurs, movies and being best buds with his brother Dylan. His acute lymphoblastic leukemia diagnosis has caused setbacks for their family, but he continues to be a joyful kid even during treatment.
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At just 8 years old, Travis discovered he had a brain tumor. When doctors saw it starting to grow, they began chemotherapy that eliminated the cancer. Now, Travis has his heart set on becoming a pediatric neuro-oncologist to help kids like him.
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Gabby is an artistic 10 year old who was diagnosed with T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in August 2017. She recently returned to school and continues to improve in her fight with this disease. No matter the obstacle, she remains brave and strong.
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At age 10, Eden was diagnosed with a cancer type no doctor had ever seen. They crafted a treatment plan that made her cancer-free, but two years later she relapsed. Now 13, Eden is enrolled in an ALSF-funded clinical trial to try and cure her disease.
A 5 year old with a penchant for helping others, King loves spending time with his younger siblings Mesiah and Faith. He also inspires his family every day as he continues to fight acute lymphoblastic leukemia with the strength of a lion.
Frankie is a chatty kid who loves animals and hopes to work with them professionally one day. His parents rushed him to the hospital one night, where doctors diagnosed him with pilomyxoid astrocytoma. Frankie continues to undergo weekly chemotherapy.
Brayden is a sweet kid who loves to make others happy. Even as he continues to fight ganglioneuroblastoma, he keeps a selfless attitude throughout treatment. His family takes their lead from his perseverance and strength during his diagnosis.
Elijah is a selfless kid with lofty goals to hike the Appalachian Trail before he enters college. Meanwhile, he continues to fight CNS germinoma with the support of his family. He hopes to become a pediatric oncology nurse to help kids like him.
Tynece may be a shy 10 year old, but she speaks her mind when needed. After facing back and neck pain for some time, doctors diagnosed her with medulloblastoma. Her toughness through treatment is teaching her family about the true meaning of strength.
Stephanie is a caring soul who loves to volunteer with kids and play softball. In 2013, Stephanie fought acute myelogenous leukemia. While she has several side effects, she is intent on helping kids like her by becoming a pediatric oncology nurse.
Cooper is an energetic kid who started feeling sick during a family vacation. Soon after, doctors discovered he had medulloblastoma. He finally finished treatment in March, but his family continues to raise funds to help other kids fight cancer.
Owen loves to joke around, even maintaining his outgoing personality as he fought medulloblastoma. After several surgeries, he officially finished treatment in February 2018 and has regular scans to make sure his disease doesn’t return.
Gary’s love of sports was matched only by his love of academics, where he finished fourth in his class despite time-consuming treatments for his rhabdomyosarcoma. Sadly, Gary passed away before graduating high school, but his selfless legacy lives on.
Sydney’s spunky personality shone brightly throughout her life. Sadly, she had to spend part of that time battling Burkitt’s lymphoma. She passed away at age 13, but will always be remembered lovingly by her friends and family.
Kingsley’s Wilms’ tumor diagnosis came when he was less than 1 years old, but they felt fortunate to catch it early and cure the disease. Now, he is a healthy 7 year old who loves spending time with his parents and scoring goals on the soccer field.
Gabby is an artistic 10 year old who was diagnosed with T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in August 2017. She recently returned to school and continues to improve in her fight with this disease. No matter the obstacle, she remains brave and strong.
At just 8 years old, Travis discovered he had a brain tumor. When doctors saw it starting to grow, they began chemotherapy that eliminated the cancer. Now, Travis has his heart set on becoming a pediatric neuro-oncologist to help kids like him.
Ryan is a jovial jokester who loves dinosaurs, movies and being best buds with his brother Dylan. His acute lymphoblastic leukemia diagnosis has caused setbacks for their family, but he continues to be a joyful kid even during treatment.
Malina was a typical kid before she gradually stopped walking. At the hospital, doctors diagnosed her with Ewing sarcoma. Now, Malina is 5 years old, cancer-free and still provides samples for a trial that could improve cancer detection for other kids.