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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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Sullivan is a gifted kid who filled his days with piano and triathlons. After bouts of back pain, he went to the doctor and was diagnosed with medulloblastoma. It's been difficult for his family, but thankfully his scans have been clear since May 2017.
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A bubbly 7 year old, Haven is constantly trying new things, even after five years of fighting stage IV neuroblastoma. Her family continues to search for new treatments so that one day she can live a joyous life however she wishes.
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Kaitlyn is a sweet, gentle 15 year old with a passion for water polo. During one match, she got hit in the head and went to the ER, where doctors discovered she had a brain tumor. Now, she continues to fight in hopes of returning to the pool one day.
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An avid singer and lover of musicals, Morgan’s constant energy keeps her parents busy. After fighting Wilms’ tumor for several years, Morgan has had clear scans since treatment ended in early 2017. Now, she's focused on becoming a star onstage one day.
Mary is an energetic 3 year old who loves all things Disney. In 2017, her parents noticed a mass sticking out of her abdomen that was later diagnosed as Wilms' tumor. She remains on treatment but gives her parents strength through her positivity.
Aidan’s family noticed him limping at just 5 years old. After numerous tests, doctors discovered he had osteosarcoma. They were able to avoid amputating his leg, and although Aidan still needs physical therapy, his family is happy to say he's cancer-free.
Amanda was a high school student set on playing college softball when her world suddenly changed. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, putting her dreams on hold while she has treatment to beat the disease and one day return to the field.
Brady is an independent 9 year old who constantly helps around the house. Just six years ago though, he was facing the fight of his life against neuroblastoma. Thankfully, his treatment beat the disease and let him continue a healthy life.
When Joseph had unbearable pain in his shoulder, his doctors believed it was a bone bruise. However, they soon discovered it was osteosarcoma. Despite difficult treatment, Joseph keeps fighting to achieve his dream of attending culinary school one day.
Caroline was a loving 3 year old who lived in Alabama. When a bruise emerged by her eye, her doctors discovered she had neuroblastoma. Despite an amazing turnaround, Caroline's disease returned and she passed away, leaving behind a legacy of joy.
Penelope was a little over 2 years old when she was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. Chemotherapy initially expanded her tumor, but doctors were then able to remove it safely. Penelope is nearing the end of treatment and continues to amaze her parents.
Hana is a sweet, joyous and active 5 year old who was unexpectedly diagnosed with Wilms' tumor in June 2017. Her whole family went to every hospital visit that summer and they continue to be amazed by Hana's strength.
Sophia is an exuberant kid who loves making other people happy even after she was diagnosed with Wilms’ tumor at age 4. Now, she is three years cancer-free and sharing her wisdom with other children facing the same fight.
Max is an artistic kid with an ever-expanding list of interests. When he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 4, he transformed into IronMax to help defeat the disease! Now, he’s less than a year away from ending treatment.
Mia is a vivacious 5 year old who loves to dance and play with her SuperSib sister Gabriella. Last spring she was bothered by foot pain and not acting like herself. Her family visited the doctor and they discovered she had acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Zoe is currently a college student in Montreal, but her future was in doubt just a few years ago after being diagnosed with a rare type of astrocytoma. After several failed treatments, Zoe qualified for a clinical trial that miraculously shrunk her tumor.
Alexandra has survived three different types of cancer throughout her life. Since beating spindle cell sarcoma at age 12, she’s gone on to become a student at UCLA and is studying to become a physician after being inspired by her own medical caretakers.
Matthew is a caring kid who loves hunting and camping. After doctors discovered an issue with his bloodwork, his parents discovered he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Thankfully, he fought off the disease and is enjoying life as a 16 year old.
Kameron is an active kid who participated in baseball, basketball and football before he was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. He has had to put sports on hold during his chemotherapy treatment, but he continues to inspire family members with his strength.