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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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Hailey Wiggins
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Hailey didn't let her chordoma diagnosis stop her from living her life. She worked a part-time job, attended prom and graduated high school all while receiving radiation treatment five days a week as well as multiple surgeries.
Maddie Shaw
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Maddie was 8 years old when she began having unexplained pain, tingling and numbness in her left leg. An X-ray revealed cancer and Maddie began the battle of a lifetime. After years of relapses, and finally entering high school, Maddie sadly passed away.
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When Noah grows up, he plans on attending the University of Tennessee where he will become Spider-Man. Until then, he is practicing his heroism by fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia. At 5 years old, he is already an inspiration to all who know him.
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Eva is a headstrong, fun-loving, 4-year-old princess. Her older brother, Eli, thinks his little sister is, “super-duper brave, courageous and fearless,” as she fights stage III Wilms tumor. And her battle hasn't been easy.
Ever since his cancer diagnosis in 2019, Brett has fought hard and done everything with a smile. He's take his experience in stride and even began the Teens4Cures fundraiser that has helped spread awareness of who childhood cancer affects: everybody.
5-year-old Ian is an avid sports fan. Even amid his treatments for neuroblastoma, his doctors were shocked by how active Ian was. He was diagnosed at 3 days old but has been fighting hard despite his age, and today his cancer is stable.
Even without the ability to walk or talk, 15-year-old Sydni’s undeniably vibrant personality shines through her animated smile and deep belly laugh. Sydnie's doctor found the markings of the largest brain tumor they'd ever seen in a 2-month-old infant..
Anthony is a soft-spoken 16-year-old who enjoys the great outdoors. One day when Anthony came home from school, he noticed a peculiar spot on his eye. After an MRI, he was diagnosed with a rare cancer that changed the course of his future.
When he’s watching TV, Brantlee finds strength in his favorite superheroes to fight his own super-villain: astrocytoma. Brantlee has since been unable to control his entire right side, and endured multiple brain surgeries and chemotherapy.
Once he’s completed high school, Omari has dreams of attending a college where he can continue to play football. But he's had some unprecedented challenges laid in his way. In July 2019, Omari was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
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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.
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.
Zion is a fun-loving little boy who enjoys chicken nuggets and sweet tea. Unfortunately, after experience a few concerning symptoms, he was diagnosed with AT/RT. He received surgery, chemotherapy and proton therapy with his family by his side.
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When Noah grows up, he plans on attending the University of Tennessee where he will become Spider-Man. Until then, he is practicing his heroism by fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia. At 5 years old, he is already an inspiration to all who know him.