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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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Hailey Wiggins
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Hailey didn't let her chordoma diagnosis stop her from living her life. She worked a part-time job, attended prom and graduated high school all while receiving radiation treatment five days a week as well as multiple surgeries.
Maddie Shaw
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Maddie was 8 years old when she began having unexplained pain, tingling and numbness in her left leg. An X-ray revealed cancer and Maddie began the battle of a lifetime. After years of relapses, and finally entering high school, Maddie sadly passed away.
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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.
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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.
Like many teenage boys, Ryver loved playing video games and watching videos on Tik Tok, but what set Ryver apart from the crowd was his steadfast positivity. Despite many struggles, Ryver always kept himself in a good mood, wearing a smile on his face.
The perfect balance of sweet and strong-willed, 3-year-old Lily likes to march to the beat of her own drum, so she’s been fighting high-risk B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia on her own terms. Her treatment will last two and half years total.
Emerson inspires others with her fighting spirit at almost 9 years old. After an X-ray yielded no results, blood tests revealed Emerson had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of cancer in children.
At 3 years old, Haylee has an interest in everything. Unfortunately, she was born with neuroblastoma, but she is fighting with strength and courage and inspiring her loved ones along the way.
Luke’s curious spirit and inquisitive mind left him with lots of questions when diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma. At 6 years old, he underwent biopsies and bone marrow tests before beginning six months of chemotherapy, but he also connected with others.
At the age of 2, Hadley has overcome more challenges than the average toddler. At only 22 months, Hadley’s family braced themselves for a new battle with anaplastic ependymoma. Since then, Hadley has shown an abundance of strength for a girl of her size.
Emma is a beautiful 3 year old girl born with an unfortunate complication: Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome. This rare genetic disorder comes with a statistically higher risk of developing cancer. Emma is screened regularly, getting the best care she can.
Makenzie is a bright 7-year-old fashionista who loves dancing and music. When she was 20 months old she received a bone marrow transplant to treat her severe combined immunodeficiency. A year later, she found out the donor had been diagnosed with cancer.
Strong doesn't even begin to define Jake. He's fought ependymoma since 2012, facing several complications and obstacles along the way. Luckily, Jake qualified for a clinical trial that has helped keep his cancer stable.
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