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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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Alexandra Scott
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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’s sarcoma.
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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.
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Lilly, 2, is a firecracker. She loves learning ABCs & counting. She is obsessed with colors & shapes too! After experiencing breathing problems, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. She has endured a lot for a little girl but she stays strong.

Meet Our Heroes!


Coulter is an amazing young boy that has taught his family so much in his 8 short years of life. He has been battling ependymoma for more than 4 years. Coulter is a hero because he has shown more strength, tenacity, courage & faith while fighting cancer.
Tillery has been amazing to watch. Even while diagnosed with a brain tumor, she has become the most outgoing and fun kid. She loves life and lives it to the fullest. She has not let all of the hard and painful parts of her life dictate how she will live.
In September, Austin thought he pulled a muscle in left leg, but he was soon diagnosed with osteosarcoma. His treatment has been painful, but Austin has been staying strong. He hopes to go to college for engineering someday.
Lilly, 2, is a firecracker. She loves learning ABCs & counting. She is obsessed with colors & shapes too! After experiencing breathing problems, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. She has endured a lot for a little girl but she stays strong.
During his first basketball practice, Michael felt as if he pulled his quad muscle. The pain would come and go so he had to sit out a few games. When he did okay, he would be limping by the end of the game. He got more rest and it seemed to heal.
Raymeer is the best thing that happened to his family and friends. Most know him as “Baby Bacon,” a nickname given to him by a nurse because his name is Raymeer Bacon-El. He was diagnosed at 4-months-old with undifferentiated soft tissue sarcoma.
Arielle is strong-minded and sassy. Since her diagnosis, she has endured 3 years of daily, weekly and monthly chemotherapy, countless labs and lumbar punctures. Arielle is a hero because she is strong and she endures her treatments with a smile.
Morgan enjoys listening to music, shopping, hanging out with friends and volunteering locally. Morgan has a good sense of humor and is intelligent, funny, ambitious and brave.
Becca loved math, art and playing the piano. She was a big One Direction fan. She shared her birthday with Elvis. Ladybugs always brought her luck. Nothing ever scared her. She loved rollercoasters and playing soccer.
Immanuel is a fun-loving teenager who enjoys sports, music and video games. Although he is somewhat the quiet type, Immanuel knows how to have a good time. After a fall, he had x-rays and an MRI and was diagnosed with stage 4, grade 4 rhabdomyosacroma.
Vincent loved anything Star Wars and playing with his brother and sister. He was the sweetest, most loving little boy. One day, his eye turned in and he was having stroke-like symptoms. His parents went to the emergency room.
Sonny is a very happy three-year-old! He loves the beach, playing outside and Paw Patrol. Sonny is a curious little brother to his three older siblings and follows them around. He is a great big brother to his baby sister.
Nathan has a great personality. He is funny and likes to make people laugh, yet he is not the center of attention. Nathan is sweet, loving and very compassionate. Two days after his fifth birthday, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
On the outside, Hazel is a fun and loving almost two-year-old. She loves singing, dancing, coloring and playing on the iPad. At Hazel’s 9 month well baby visit in August 2015, a routine blood test showed a few abnormal results.
Rachel was a freshman in high school, thriving as a great student and talented athlete. Her busy happy life was turned inside out with a cancer diagnosis after she took a hard fall on the soccer field. A rare soft tissue cancer was found in her shoulder.