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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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Daniel, nicknamed DJ by his family, loves video games, cooking and playing soccer. In summer 2019, DJ had headaches and nausea often. One early morning, his parents found bruises on his leg and back. He was brought to the hospital and diagnosed with ALL.
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Makenzie is a bright 8-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.
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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.
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Tucker is an outgoing and curious 4-year-old. One day Tucker’s parents noticed a lot of bruising on his legs, arms and along his spine. He was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia not long after, and he has been fighting ever since.
Leevi is a kind and giving little boy with a heart of gold. At 6 months old he started banging his head, then developed an altered gait among other strange symptoms. As the behavior persisted, a CT scan revealed the source of Leevi's pain: cancer.
Doctors said Krystabelle wouldn't live to see 5 years old. Since being diagnosed with stage IV embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, she has undergone 43 rounds of chemotherapy and 30 rounds of radiation and never gave up. Today, she is 14.
AJ was full of life. He always stayed positive no matter what came his way and always reminded people to be humble and kind. He fought bravely through two types of cancer diagnoses, but will always be remembered for his goodness and strength.
You'd never know 2-year-old Jack was ever sick. Just two weeks past his first birthday, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia but handled all his treatment with a smile.
Sebastian is an avid video gamer who loves animals. He is kind, smart, creative and likes to have fun. He was diagnosed with ependymoma in his brain at 7 years old, and today, Sebastian is a survivor just like his mom.
While in the hospital, Francisco is always excited to catch a glimpse of the helicopter as it flies by outside his room. After his first birthday, he was diagnosed with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma and this became the new norm for him.
Aiden is a very outgoing and gregarious person with a big personality who always goes out of his way to make sure others are taken care of. At 14 years old, Aiden was running a concerning fever his parents feared was COVID-19.
Quinn had been playing soccer and flag football just days before he was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia. The day after, he began chemotherapy. Today, Quinn is in the maintenance phase of his treatment protocol and is a hero to his family.
Four-year-old Shelby is a free spirit with a huge imagination. Unfortunately she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Despite all Shelby has gone through, she pushes through like a boss and smiles even on days when she doesn’t feel good.
When Joby was around 3-and-a-half months old, her parents noticed her right eye seemed to be half closed all the time. She was soon diagnosed with Horner’s syndrome, and then on New Year's Eve, a CT scan revealed she had stage 2a neuroblastoma.
Matilda is a sweet 5-year-old who never asked "Why me?" when she was diagnosed with stage 2 Wilms tumor. After a rollercoaster of treatment, Matilda is now in remission and continues to be her positive self!
Born a mere 11 months and 28 days apart, Hope and CJ are two siblings who are incredibly close in more than just age. They've both supported each other through their individual experiences with cancer.
Samantha has dreams of one day playing a part in the show Hamilton, and participating in gymnastics in the Olympics. She's never let the fact that she has one eye get in the way of achieving her goals thus far; retinoblastoma is only one part of her past.
Scarlett is a genuinely happy baby who gives everyone a smile. At her checkups, pediatricians agreed that her liver felt odd. Many tests confirmed that Scarlett had stage IV neuroblastoma. Today, she is undergoing chemotherapy on a clinical trial.
Ethan was a strong, joyful kid with a smile that lit up any room. Despite multiple relapses and years of treatment, he never let his fight with anaplastic ependymoma bring him down. Sadly, Ethan passed away in December 2020.