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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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Hannah Staton
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At age 10, Eden was diagnosed with a cancer type no doctor had ever seen. They crafted a treatment plan that made her cancer-free, but two years later she relapsed. Now 13, Eden is enrolled in an ALSF-funded clinical trial to try and cure her disease.
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 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.
Brayden is a sweet kid who loves to make others happy. Even as he continues to fight ganglioneuroblastoma, he keeps a selfless attitude throughout treatment. His family takes their lead from his perseverance and strength during his diagnosis.
Elijah
Elijah is a selfless kid with lofty goals to hike the Appalachian Trail before college. Meanwhile, he continues to fight CNS germinoma with the support of his family. He hopes to become a pediatric oncology nurse to help kids like him someday.
Tynece may be a shy 10 year old, but she speaks her mind when needed. After months of consistent pain, doctors diagnosed her with medulloblastoma. Tynece’s toughness during treatment at her young age is a daily source of inspiration for her family.
Stephanie Yost
Stephanie is a caring soul who loves to volunteer with kids and play softball. After taking on an acute myelogenous leukemia diagnosis, she’s intent on becoming a pediatric oncology nurse to support children fighting this disease.
Cooper is an energetic kid who started feeling sick during a family vacation. Soon after, doctors discovered he had medulloblastoma. He finally finished treatment in March, but his family continues to raise funds to help other kids fight cancer.
Owen maintained his joking personality even as he fought medulloblastoma. After several surgeries, he officially finished treatment in February 2018 and undergoes regular scans to ensure his cancer hasn’t returned.
Gary’s love of sports was matched only by his adoration for academics. He finished fourth in his class despite time-consuming treatments for rhabdomyosarcoma. Sadly, Gary passed away before graduating high school, but his selfless legacy lives on.
Sydney’s spunky personality always shone through, even as she bravely battled Burkitt’s lymphoma. While she passed away at age 13, her lively spirit will always be remembered lovingly by friends and family.
Kingsley’s Wilms tumor diagnosis came when he was less than 1, but his parents felt fortunate to catch it early and cure the disease. Now, he is a healthy 7 year old who loves spending time with his parents and scoring goals on the soccer field.
Gabby is an artistic 10 year old who was diagnosed with T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in August 2017. She recently returned to school and continues to improve in her fight with this disease. No matter the obstacle, she remains brave and strong.