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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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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 2018, but his family continues to raise funds to help other kids fight cancer.
Sylvia Ruhland
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Sylvia has a silly streak, but she is incredibly thoughtful and caring for a 7 year old. After an MRI revealed a brain tumor instead of a suspected food allergy, Sylvia's entire life changed. She had surgery two days later and then began treatment.
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Six-year-old Elise has owned her cancer journey since January 2018, when doctors diagnosed her with a brain tumor on her optic chiasm. Recent MRIs revealed continued tumor growth, but even so, Elise's family remains positive during her fight.
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Emma is a beautiful 2 year old girl born with an unfortunate complication: Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome. This rare genetic disorder comes with a statistically higher risk of developing cancer. Emma is screened regularly, getting the best care she can.
Makenzie is a bright 7-year-old fashionista who loves dancing and music. When she was 20 months old she received a bone marrow transplant to treat her severe combined immunodeficiency. A year later, she found out the donor had been diagnosed with cancer.
Strong doesn't even begin to define Jake. He's fought ependymoma since 2012, facing several complications and obstacles along the way. Luckily, Jake qualified for a clinical trial that has helped keep his cancer stable.
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Dylan loves making people laugh, but in the December of 2013, he began feeling unusually tired. Three-year-old Dylan spent Christmas Day in bed with a fever that wouldn't go away. After a few doctors visits, his blood counts revealed he had cancer.
Six-year-old Elise has owned her cancer journey since January 2018, when doctors diagnosed her with a brain tumor on her optic chiasm. Recent MRIs revealed continued tumor growth, but even so, Elise's family remains positive during her fight.
Yash was almost unable to pursue his passions when, at 4 years old, he had symptoms of rectal bleeding. It was a long road ahead to discover he had colonic polyps and a predisposition syndrome called CMMRD. Yash has fought multiple cancers in his life.
March 2016 began a tough year for Daniel. Diagnosed with medulloblastoma, the disease put a major stopper on his normal, 3-year-old life.
Noah is normally a quiet person who doesn't enjoy a lot of attention from others... except when he's onstage. Between rehearsals for show choir, Noah was found sleeping, coughing and feeling feverish. Then an X-ray revealed a mass in his chest.
Max is a year old, a little goofy and a big mama’s boy. After discovering a bruise on his forehead that was actually a tumor, 3-month-old Max faced some pretty challenging experiences, along with more than a few curveballs.
Lauren is bright, strong and mature - she's been through more than most kids her age, and is still battling a low grade glioma. Now a sophomore in high school, she plans to raise $100,000 for childhood cancer research before she graduates.
Austin lived an inspirational life. Even after being diagnosed with cancer, he learned to walk again with help from his dad, and made the varsity golf team his freshman year in high school. Today, he continues to inspire others to be better and do more.
As a newborn, Kaleigh had discoloration between her retinas and was taken to doctor after doctor for answers. She was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma, and the only plan was to remove her eyes.
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.