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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
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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.
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In 15 years, Charlie has been through a lot. He's been diagnosed with two different types of pediatric cancer, lost vision in his left eye and spent more days and nights in the hospital than he can count. And Charlie isn't finished fighting.
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Lakelynn was just 3 years old when she was diagnosed with cancer. A rare, inoperable sarcoma was wrapped around the nerves that controlled her arm. Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy were not safe treatment options for Lakelynn.
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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.
Cooper in a lemon suit
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.
Hannah Staton
Strong, intelligent Hannah is full of attitude and loves to cuddle. One day, her parents noticed a lump on her back between her ribs. Then doctors discovered a mass in her chest, and, ever since, Hannah’s undergone treatment to try and beat the cancer.
Grayson has always been an active, joyful kid. After suffering from low energy levels and dizziness, doctors discovered a tumor in his brain called astrocytoma. Now, Grayson is finished treatment and gets a check-up for his tumor every three months.
Taft Harter
After suffering from stomach pain, tiredness, and what was thought to be an ear infection, Taft was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In October, he finished treatment and is now playing soccer and going to school with friends again.
Eden was diagnosed with a cancer type no doctor had ever seen. They crafted a treatment plan that made her cancer-free, but 2 years later she relapsed. After an ALSF-funded clinical trial and radiation treatment Eden has beaten cancer a second time!
A 5-year-old with a penchant for helping others, King loves spending time with his younger siblings Mesiah and Faith. He also inspires his family every day as he continues to fight acute lymphoblastic leukemia with the strength of a lion.
Frankie Knowles
Frankie is a chatty kid who loves animals and hopes to work with them professionally one day. His parents rushed him to the hospital one night, where doctors diagnosed him with pilomyxoid astrocytoma. Frankie continues to undergo weekly chemotherapy.