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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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At only 4 months old, doctors discovered a mass on Ellie's right shoulder. After fighting rhabdomyosarcoma, she relapsed at 22 months old. Her fight was tough, including 28 sessions of proton radiation, but years later, she has proved she's Ellie Strong!
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Alison has a motor that doesn't stop - she's always running. But when it seemed Alison was low on energy, her parents got concerned and took her to the emergency room. At 3 years old, Alison was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
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The night before Matteo was diagnosed with a rare pediatric kidney cancer, his mom was up late baking cookies for a lemonade stand. Matteo transferred hospitals and had one of his kidneys removed, but unfortunately relapsed three months later.

Meet Our Heroes!


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.
In September 2018, Balian awoke one day with minor pain in his right thigh. As this pain progressed, Balian could no longer stand on his right leg, and was soon after diagnosed with chondroblastic osteosarcoma.
Gaby is a 13-year-old girl who loves to be creative, spend time with her family and play volleyball. Her rhabdomyosarcoma diagnosis was only made more difficult to treat when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Today, Gaby can only see one parent at a time.
Zion is a fun-loving little boy who enjoys chicken nuggets and sweet tea. Unfortunately, after experience a few concerning symptoms, he was diagnosed with AT/RT. He received surgery, chemotherapy and proton therapy with his family by his side.
When Noah grows up, he plans on attending the University of Tennessee where he will become Spider-Man. Until then, he is practicing his heroism by fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia. At 5 years old, he is already an inspiration to all who know him.
At a year old, James is always on the move. But six months into his life, he suffered a seizure that took him to the hospital. Turns out this wasn't his first seizure, and an MRI revealed a large mass on the right side of his brain.
Sophia is a 13 year old who is incredibly creative: she loves to sing, write songs, color and paint. When she was diagnosed with leukemia she endured several surgeries and chemotherapy treatments, some of which caused her to barely be able to speak.
Humility and selflessness are at Misael's core. His family feels blessed by the amount of laughter and joy he brings to their lives even while battling cancer.
It may be safe to say that Jonathon's heroism in his battle against cancer takes after his love for the Avengers. After a few "crying spells" Jonathon was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and he's been fighting courageously ever since.
When Connor isn’t reveling in the Christmas season, he’s finding joy from music year-round. Whether he’s letting his creativity run wild on a new coloring app or just enjoying time on his iPad, Connor strives to lead the life of a normal 15-year-old boy.