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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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Benjamin is a joyful little boy who reminds his family to see the beauty in every situation. He was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia at 2 years old but still manages to live freely despite the limitations of his illness.
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Once he’s completed high school, Omari has dreams of attending a college where he can continue to play football. But he's had some unprecedented challenges laid in his way. In July 2019, Omari was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
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When he’s watching TV, Brantlee finds strength in his favorite superheroes to fight his own super-villain: astrocytoma. Brantlee has since been unable to control his entire right side, and endured multiple brain surgeries and chemotherapy.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Leevi is a kind and giving little boy with a heart of gold. At 6 months old he started banging his head, then developed an altered gait among other strange symptoms. As the behavior persisted, a CT scan revealed the source of Leevi's pain: cancer.
Doctors said Krystabelle wouldn't live to see 5 years old. Since being diagnosed with stage IV embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, she has undergone 43 rounds of chemotherapy and 30 rounds of radiation and never gave up. Today, she is 14.
AJ was full of life. He always stayed positive no matter what came his way and always reminded people to be humble and kind. He fought bravely through two types of cancer diagnoses, but will always be remembered for his goodness and strength.
You'd never know 2-year-old Jack was ever sick. Just two weeks past his first birthday, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia but handled all his treatment with a smile.