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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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Brady is an independent 9 year old who constantly helps around the house. Just six years ago though, he was facing the fight of his life against neuroblastoma. Thankfully, his treatment beat the disease and let him continue a healthy life.
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Amanda was a high school student set on playing college softball when her world suddenly changed. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, putting her dreams on hold while she has treatment to beat the disease and one day return to the field.
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Aidan’s family noticed him limping at just 5 years old. After numerous tests, doctors discovered he had osteosarcoma. They were able to avoid amputating his leg, and although Aidan still needs physical therapy, his family is happy to say he's cancer-free.
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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 15, 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 cancer diagnosis has caused setbacks for their family, but he’s in treatment now and continues to bring his parents lots of joy.
Malina was a typical toddler before she gradually stopped walking. After going to the hospital, doctors diagnosed her with Ewing’s sarcoma. Now, Malina is 5 years old, cancer-free and continues to help with a trial that could make cancer detection easier.
Kaitlyn is a sweet, gentle 15 year old with a passion for water polo. During one match, she got hit in the head and went to the ER, where doctors discovered she had a brain tumor. Now, she continues to fight in hopes of returning to the pool one day.
A bubbly 7 year old, Haven is constantly trying new things. At just 2 years old, she was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma. Her family continues to search for new treatments in the hope that one day she can live a happy life however she wishes.
Sullivan is a gifted kid who filled his days with piano and triathlons. After complaining of back pain, he went to the doctor and was diagnosed with medulloblastoma. It's been difficult for his family, but thankfully he's had clear scans since May 2017.
Ignoring the statistics was Julian's motto, even as his neuroblastoma worsened. Thanks to clinical trials across the country, Julian lived until he passed away at age 10 in August 2015. His resolve still inspires his family to fight cancer even today.
Elijah was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma in August of 2005 at just 4 years old. His family traveled from Arkansas to Philadelphia for treatment over many years hoping to find a cure for his cancer. Their fight continues to this day.
An avid singer and lover of musicals, Morgan keeps her parents busy with neverending energy. Despite a Wilms' tumor diagnosis, she fought through and has had clear scans since treatment ended in early 2017. Now, she's focused on becoming a star one day.
Mary is an energetic 3 year old who loves all things Disney. In 2017, her parents noticed a mass sticking out of her abdomen, later diagnosed as Wilms' tumor. She continues to receive chemotherapy now and give her parents strength.
Aidan’s family noticed him limping at just 5 years old. After numerous tests, doctors discovered he had osteosarcoma. They were able to avoid amputating his leg, and although Aidan still needs physical therapy, his family is happy to say he's cancer-free.
Amanda was a high school student set on playing college softball when her world suddenly changed. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, putting her dreams on hold while she has treatment to beat the disease and one day return to the field.
Brady is an independent 9 year old who constantly helps around the house. Just six years ago though, he was facing the fight of his life against neuroblastoma. Thankfully, his treatment beat the disease and let him continue a healthy life.
When Joseph had unbearable pain in his shoulder, his doctors believed it was a bone bruise. However, they soon discovered it was osteosarcoma. Despite difficult treatment, Joseph keeps fighting to achieve his dream of attending culinary school one day.
Caroline was a loving 3 year old who lived in Alabama. When a bruise emerged by her eye, her doctors discovered she had neuroblastoma. Despite an amazing turnaround, Caroline's disease returned and she passed away, leaving behind a legacy of joy.