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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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Audrey has a positive aura about her, which has helped get her through a chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) diagnosis at 6 years old. Her sister, Lily, has also been there every step of the way. Now, Audrey's family is hoping for her special spark to return.
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Kensley is the happiest, strongest little girl to her family. When her mom noticed her lymph nodes were swollen, she had blood drawn. However, the machine wasn't working. At the ER, they found that Kensley's blood cell count was just too high to read.
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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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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.
Julian never gave up hope, even when his neuroblastoma worsened. Thanks to clinical trials for new treatments, Julian had several more years with his family until he passed away at age 10. His resolve inspires his family to still fight cancer today.
Elijah was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma in August of 2005 at just 4 years old. His family traveled from Arkansas to Philadelphia for treatment over many years hoping to find a cure for his cancer. Their fight continues to this day.
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.