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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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Lilly, 2, is a firecracker. She loves learning ABCs & counting. She is obsessed with colors & shapes too! After experiencing breathing problems, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. She has endured a lot for a little girl but she stays strong.
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Arielle is strong-minded and sassy. Since her diagnosis, she has endured 3 years of daily, weekly and monthly chemotherapy, countless labs and lumbar punctures. Arielle is a hero because she is strong and she endures her treatments with a smile.
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Rachel was a freshman in high school, thriving as a great student and talented athlete. Her busy happy life was turned inside out with a cancer diagnosis after she took a hard fall on the soccer field. A rare soft tissue cancer was found in her shoulder.
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Emery is sweet and silly but also mature for her age, handling everything with a smile on her face. After doctors took an MRI of her hip, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. She’s currently on chemotherapy but remains one tough girl during treatment.
Calista is a bright student dedicated to her family and a future career in fashion. After facing migraines in high school, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent treatment. She’s still being monitored while attending college in New York City.
Riley is a strong 11-year-old who loves Bruno Mars, the outdoors and helping her community. Last year she was diagnosed with pilocytic astrocytoma located on her brainstem. She’s started chemotherapy, but her long-term outlook remains uncertain.
Ayden was an outgoing, brave kid who enjoys playing the violin. One afternoon he looked abnormally exhausted and after testing he was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma.
Grey adores all-you-can-eat sushi, longboarding with his mom and playing video games with his dad. In May, he was suffering headaches and vomiting for a month. A CT scan discovered that he had a five centimeter brain tumor in his frontal lobe.
Maya, 13, is an artistic girl who loves babysitting, traveling and meeting famous people. At age 2, Maya was already a cancer survivor, having fought Wilms’ tumor. When Maya was 10, she was diagnosed with an unrelated cancer, Ewing’s sarcoma.
Sydnie enjoys singing, art, learning to play guitar, playing computer games, watching movies, swimming, riding four wheelers and spending time with family. Sydnie was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma 2B after a small lump was found in her neck.
William was an incredibly funny, exuberant, smart, kind, loving and, of course, handsome 7-year-old boy. He loved all super heroes, especially Batman.He was an incredibly sweet and generous boy who loved his life, but sadly cancer robbed him of all of it.
Sophia is a sweet 5-year-old girl who is eager to learn since she just started kindergarten. When Sophia was only 3, she had lots of bruises that never cleared up. Her mother noticed she was low on energy and slept a lot, so she requested a blood test.
Arnav is a US Junior National Cyclist who competes in local, regional & national events. A week prior to Nationals, his left leg & calf were bothering him. At first, they thought it was due to his training regimen. Soon, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma
Blaze is an old soul. He has been through so much in his life. His childhood was short because he was diagnosed with cancer at 3-years-old. He is now 9, so for many years he couldn’t be a normal child. He is sensitive, loud and sometimes depressed.
Kayne, 17, is a kind, compassionate, funny, witty and mature high school senior that loves animals, especially dogs. He loves to swim and play Xbox. Kayne’s dream is to become a doctor of veterinary medicine.
Greta is a sweet girl who loves to be goofy and make jokes so others will laugh. She's very curious and inquisitive. This summer, she found a praying mantis and was the only child who wanted to hold it! She is also pint-sized and wise beyond her years.
Coulter is an amazing young boy that has taught his family so much in his 8 short years of life. He has been battling ependymoma for more than 4 years. Coulter is a hero because he has shown more strength, tenacity, courage & faith while fighting cancer.
Tillery has been amazing to watch. Even while diagnosed with a brain tumor, she has become the most outgoing and fun kid. She loves life and lives it to the fullest. She has not let all of the hard and painful parts of her life dictate how she will live.