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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
Kabir Taunk childhood cancer hero
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Kabir is a boy with a lot of interests. He looks forward to getting back to his favorite activities once he's cured. Since his relapse, he and his family have had to travel across the country for treatment. Kabir is still fighting today.
Cameron
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Cam loves sports, but had to put baseball practice on hold when he was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma. A growing lump on his leg, which he nicknamed Sparky, would not go away. Displaying incredible strength, Cam powered through surgery and treatment.
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Aribelle is an energetic, spunky and loving 5-year-old little girl. She’s typically grinning from ear-to-ear and can make anyone laugh. But for a while, Aribelle had a nasty cough and trouble breathing. After testing, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
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Maddie was a happy little toddler able to light up any room. She was diagnosed with atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT), but that didn't keep her from dancing and smiling. Unfortunately, Maddie passed away, but her story is not over.
Maddie Shaw
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Aribelle is an energetic, spunky and loving 5-year-old little girl. She’s typically grinning from ear-to-ear and can make anyone laugh. But for a while, Aribelle had a nasty cough and trouble breathing. After testing, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
Cameron
Cam loves sports, but had to put baseball practice on hold when he was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma. A growing lump on his leg, which he nicknamed Sparky, would not go away. Displaying incredible strength, Cam powered through surgery and treatment.
Kabir Taunk childhood cancer hero
Kabir is a boy with a lot of interests. He looks forward to getting back to his favorite activities once he's cured. Since his relapse, he and his family have had to travel across the country for treatment. Kabir is still fighting today.
Cooper in a lemon suit
Cooper faced something pretty terrifying at a young age, when he was diagnosed with stage IV Wilms tumor, a type of kidney cancer, in August 2012 at just 4 years old. Today, he is committed to giving back and raising $1 million just like Alex did.
Evelyn, called Evie by her family, is a bubbly toddler who loves superheroes and princesses. During her 1-year checkup, her doctor had trouble getting a good reading on her vision. Ten days after being diagnosed with retinoblastoma, she began treatment.
Madelyn (Madi) is a sweet, sassy girl who loves coloring, playing outside and singing. The day after her 4-month check-in, Madi was diagnosed with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), a rare disease that required an incredibly difficult regimen.
Kallie is a smart, beautiful, strong-willed 10 year old. For a while, she had been complaining of severe leg pain among other things. By the time doctors found her cancer, it had spread to her bone marrow and she had to start chemo immediately.
Kensley is the happiest, strongest little girl to her family. When her mom noticed her lymph nodes were swollen, she had blood drawn. However, the machine wasn't working. At the ER, they found that Kensley's blood cell count was just too high to read.
Audrey has a positive aura about her, which has helped get her through a chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) diagnosis at 6 years old. Her sister, Lily, has also been there every step of the way. Now, Audrey's family is hoping for her special spark to return.
Abigail Smith
Abigail loves to play with her four brothers, read and ride her tricycle. When she continued to experience unexplained bleeding after starting antibiotics, an ultrasound revealed a mass in her bladder. Still, Abigail doesn't fear the future.
Juliet Shippee
Juliet was a very loving and caring little girl. She dealt with a lot of extreme challenges that came with her diagnosis, like losing function in parts of her body. She went through a lot in a small amount of time but, in the end, was still able to smile.
Rosalie Snowdon
Rosalie is an independent, fierce toddler. When her parents noticed her stomach was distended with a blood vessel sticking out, they took her to get checked out. Not long after, doctors discovered she had cancer, and she began chemotherapy.