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Childhood Cancer Heroes

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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Daniel, nicknamed DJ by his family, loves video games, cooking and playing soccer. In summer 2019, DJ had headaches and nausea often. One early morning, his parents found bruises on his leg and back. He was brought to the hospital and diagnosed with ALL.
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Makenzie is a bright 8-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.
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At the age of 2, Hadley has overcome more challenges than the average toddler. At only 22 months, Hadley’s family braced themselves for a new battle with anaplastic ependymoma. Since then, Hadley has shown an abundance of strength for a girl of her size.
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childhood cancer hero tamiyah
Tamiyah may not have the best eyesight, but it doesn’t take much to see a bright future for this little girl. Tamiyah is a fighter, having lived most of her life battling cancer.
camryn
Camryn is a strong-willed and empathetic young woman who wants to spend her life helping kids through tough times. She recently graduated from Clemson University with a degree in recreational therapy and hopes of becoming a child life specialist.
emily stansell
Emily is a headstrong and heartfelt young woman. After her journey with cancer, Emily has turned her kindness into action as a nursing student.
childhood cancer hero hannah
Hannah is a teenager with a bright disposition and effortless strength. Somehow, she makes fighting cancer look easy, even though she’s been doing it for the past year.
childhood cancer hero connor
Connor’s unfailing positivity has made him a beacon of light through one of the hardest times in his life. He’s gained wisdom from his cancer experience, and wants to offer support to others on the same journey.
childhood cancer hero carter
Carter is a spirited 2-year-old and musical genius on the rise. Despite battling stage IV neuroblastoma, he continues to be a fun and energetic little boy.
lily rodriguez
Lily is a little girl with immeasurable strength who is using every ounce of it to help fight her B-cell leukemia.
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Jacob is an incredible young boy who knows how to keep his chin up, even while fighting Ewing sarcoma.
Lauren was born with neuroblastoma. She loved sports, movies and playing with her family's dogs. She had a dream of becoming a lawyer. Lauren dealt with her untimely diagnosis head-on, and fought for her life until the very end.
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Kade is a smart, loving, protective 2-year-old who is the life of the party. When his mom noticed a weird spot on his eye, she knew something was wrong. Months later, he was diagnosed with retinoblastoma.
Aubriana was only 7 years old when she was diagnosed with medulloblastoma. As an unfortunate result of her surgery, Aubriana was left paralyzed on her left side. Today she is working hard to become independent again.
Sebastian loves watching videos, making people smile and has dreams for the future. But at 9 months old, Sebastian was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Today, he is still fighting.
Tucker is an outgoing and curious 4-year-old. One day Tucker’s parents noticed a lot of bruising on his legs, arms and along his spine. He was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia not long after, and he has been fighting ever since.