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Childhood Cancer Heroes

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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Kallie is a smart, beautiful, strong-willed 10 year old. For a while, she had been complaining of severe leg pain among other things. By the time doctors found her cancer, it had spread to her bone marrow and she had to start chemo immediately.
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In 15 years, Charlie has been through a lot. He's been diagnosed with two different types of pediatric cancer, lost vision in his left eye and spent more days and nights in the hospital than he can count. And Charlie isn't finished fighting.
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Lakelynn was just 3 years old when she was diagnosed with cancer. A rare, inoperable sarcoma was wrapped around the nerves that controlled her arm. Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy were not safe treatment options for Lakelynn.

Meet Our Heroes!


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 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 girl, 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.
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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.
At just 8 years old, Travis discovered he had a brain tumor. When doctors saw it starting to grow, they began chemotherapy that eliminated the cancer. Now, Travis has his heart set on becoming a pediatric neuro-oncologist to help kids like him.
Ryan is a jovial jokester who loves dinosaurs, movies and being best buds with his brother Dylan. His acute lymphoblastic leukemia diagnosis has caused setbacks for their family, but he continues to be a joyful kid even during treatment.
Malina was a typical kid before she gradually stopped walking. At the hospital, doctors diagnosed her with Ewing sarcoma. Now, Malina is 5 years old, cancer-free and still provides samples for a trial that could improve cancer detection for other kids.
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.
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.
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.