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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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Penelope was a little over 2 years old when she was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. Chemotherapy initially expanded her tumor, but doctors were then able to remove it safely. Penelope is nearing the end of treatment and continues to amaze her parents.
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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.
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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.

Meet Our Heroes!


Hana is a sweet, joyous and active 5 year old who was unexpectedly diagnosed with Wilms' tumor in June 2017. Her whole family went to every hospital visit that summer and they continue to be amazed by Hana's strength.
Sophia is an exuberant kid who loves making other people happy even after she was diagnosed with Wilms’ tumor at age 4. Now, she is three years cancer-free and sharing her wisdom with other children facing the same fight.
Max is an artistic kid with an ever-expanding list of interests. When he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 4, he transformed into IronMax to help defeat the disease! Now, he’s less than a year away from ending treatment.
Mia is a vivacious 5 year old who loves to dance and play with her SuperSib sister Gabriella. Last spring she was bothered by foot pain and not acting like herself. Her family visited the doctor and they discovered she had acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Zoe is currently a college student in Montreal, but her future was in doubt just a few years ago after being diagnosed with a rare type of astrocytoma. After several failed treatments, Zoe qualified for a clinical trial that miraculously shrunk her tumor.
Alexandra has survived three different types of cancer throughout her life. Since beating spindle cell sarcoma at age 12, she’s gone on to become a student at UCLA and is studying to become a physician after being inspired by her own medical caretakers.
Matthew is a caring kid who loves hunting and camping. After doctors discovered an issue with his bloodwork, his parents discovered he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Thankfully, he fought off the disease and is enjoying life as a 16 year old.
Kameron is an active kid who participated in baseball, basketball and football before he was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. He has had to put sports on hold during his chemotherapy treatment, but he continues to inspire family members with his strength.
Ashani was full of life, caring, compassionate and gentle. After her mother noticed a lump on her thigh, she was later diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. Although she passed away at 8-years-old, Ashani taught everyone around her to always appreciate life.
Emery is sweet and silly but also mature for her age, handling everything with a smile on her face. After doctors took an MRI of her hip, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. She’s currently on chemotherapy but remains one tough girl during treatment.
Calista is a bright student dedicated to her family and a future career in fashion. After facing migraines in high school, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent treatment. She’s still being monitored while attending college in New York City.
Riley is a strong 11-year-old who loves Bruno Mars, the outdoors and helping her community. Last year she was diagnosed with pilocytic astrocytoma located on her brainstem. She’s started chemotherapy, but her long-term outlook remains uncertain.
Grey adores all-you-can-eat sushi, longboarding with his mom and playing video games with his dad. In May, he was suffering headaches and vomiting for a month. A CT scan discovered that he had a five centimeter brain tumor in his frontal lobe.
Maya, 13, is an artistic girl who loves babysitting, traveling and meeting famous people. At age 2, Maya was already a cancer survivor, having fought Wilms’ tumor. When Maya was 10, she was diagnosed with an unrelated cancer, Ewing sarcoma.
Sydnie enjoys singing, art, learning to play guitar, playing computer games, watching movies, swimming, riding four wheelers and spending time with family. Sydnie was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma 2B after a small lump was found in her neck.
William was an incredibly funny, exuberant, smart, kind, loving and, of course, handsome 7-year-old boy. He loved all super heroes, especially Batman.He was an incredibly sweet and generous boy who loved his life, but sadly cancer robbed him of all of it.