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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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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.
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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.
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Ever since his cancer diagnosis in 2019, Brett has fought hard and done everything with a smile. He's taken his experience in stride and even began the Teens4Cures fundraiser that has helped spread awareness of who childhood cancer affects: everybody.
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Heather is 19 years old, a freshman at the University of New Hampshire and is currently battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia for the second time.
Amara is a feisty, funny, bold and bubbly toddler. In March 2021, when Amara was just shy of 18 months, her parents noticed a tremor in her left leg. Eventually, Amara was diagnosed with opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome and neuroblastoma.
A true dancer at heart, Allison had a misstep when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2020. She was unable to move her left leg and ankle like she used to in dance class, then was unable to walk normally. But she was determined not to give up.
Sam is a kind young man who always acts out of a deep consideration for others even as he battles Ewing sarcoma. He underwent intensive chemotherapy for nine months and daily radiation six hours from home. Today, he is in remission!
Nate is a smart kid who knows how to give the best hugs. Nate developed a fever that left him incredible weak, and his symptoms only worsened from there until he was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Today, he is on a clinical trial.
Outgoing Jaycen loves meeting new people. Born with down syndrome and having undergone open heart surgery before he was 1, today Jaycen continues to show the same resilience in the face of cancer. When he turned 3, he began fighting ALL.
Wyatt
Wyatt was a clever teenager who could never pass on the opportunity to make a silly pun. He loved to go out skateboarding, bike riding or playing basketball, but also enjoyed staying in with his Rubix cube, wacky socks, Xbox and some music.
fernanda
Growing up in a house with three brothers can get a little crazy, but Fernanda never loses her joyful spirit. She faces life with a positive attitude, and ever since she began battling Wilms tumor, Fer has become the definition of resilience.
Preslie is a young girl with enough spunk to spare. She may be little, but she’s already proved to be very smart for her age.
In just 13 months, Mia embodied a lifetime’s worth of love. One day, her grandmother - a registered nurse - noticed a strange texture on her cheek. Mia was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, and handled her chemotherapy like a champ.
Marcel is a smart and caring 6-year-old with enough energy to spare. Marcel was only 2 years old when he started exhibiting strange symptoms. Marcel was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and began chemotherapy treatment soon after.
He may only be 3, but Dean is as charismatic as they come. A 9-1-1 call led him to the emergency room, where an X-ray revealed an enormous mediastinal mass was blocking the airway in his chest. Bloodwork uncovered it was a type of lymphoma: cancer.
Anderson is a 2-year-old bundle of laughter. His first diagnosis came when he was only 9 months old.
childhood cancer hero vercelee
Vercelee is known for having high spirits and even higher energy. But, Vercelee’s journey through leukemia has taught her how to slow down.
jeremiah valera
At 5 years old, Jeremiah is the youngest member sworn into the Manatee County and Miami Police Department. Although he’d rather be fighting crime, Jeremiah’s put his strength and spirit to good use in his fight against cancer.