A little girl named Sally was walking down her street one day and fell. She got back and fell again. She screamed for help. Luckily her best friend was walking buy, her name was Sam. Sam tried to help Sally get up. but every time they tried Sally fell. Sam soon ran to the closet help and begged for help. The owners came out of the house to help Sally, and they stilled failed. Soon Sam will call the hospital and Sally will soon figer out she has cancer and big tumors in her legs. Sadly her family will not have enough money for surgery and the hospital does not have a cheap way to stop the tumors. Years later Sally will die. Only a penny could of saved her if only some one will have donated it.
Alexandra "Alex" Scott was born to Liz and Jay Scott in Manchester, Connecticut on January 18, 1996, the second of four children.
Shortly before her first birthday, Alex was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer. On her first birthday, the doctors informed Alex's parents that if she beat her cancer it was doubtful that she would ever walk again. Just two weeks later, Alex slightly moved her leg at her parents' request to kick. This was the first indication of who she would turn out to be - a determined, courageous, confident and inspiring child with big dreams and big accomplishments.
By her second birthday, Alex was crawling and able to stand up with leg braces. She worked hard to gain strength and to learn how to walk. She appeared to be beating the odds, until the shattering discovery within the next year that her tumors had started growing again. In the year 2000, the day after her fourth birthday, Alex received a stem cell transplant and informed her mother, "when I get out of the hospital I want to have a lemonade stand." She said she wanted to give the money to doctors to allow them to "help other kids, like they helped me." True to her word, she held her first lemonade stand later that year with the help of her older brother and raised an amazing $2,000 for "her hospital."
While bravely battling her own cancer, Alex and her family continued to hold yearly lemonade stands in her front yard to benefit childhood cancer research. News spread of the remarkable sick child dedicated to helping other sick children. People from all over the world, moved by her story, held their own lemonade stands and donated the proceeds to Alex and her cause.
In August of 2004, Alex passed away at the age of 8, knowing that, with the help of others, she had raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex's family - including brothers Patrick, Eddie, and Joey - and supporters around the world are committed to continuing her inspiring legacy through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.Here's what Alex had to say about herself in 2004
Full Name- Alexandra Flynn Scott
Birthday- January 18, 1996
I'm Alex, I'm 8 years old. I have Neuroblastoma and I raise money for pediatric cancer research with the help of other kids and grown ups through my lemonade stand. I give the money I raise to research to find cures for pediatric cancers.
Who do I live with?
My parents, my brother Patrick, my brother Eddie, my brother Joey, my dog Shammy, and my cute kitten Herbert.
Where do I live?
I live in Pennsylvania, right down the street from Philadelphia.
Favorite Colors - Blue and Purple
Favorite Animal - Penguin
School - 2nd Grade
Favorite part of school - Everything
Favorite Food - French Fries
Favorite Book - Junie B. Jones Series and The Little House on The Prairie Books
Favorite Movie - Scooby Doo
Favorite TV Show - Pokemon and American Idol
What I want to be when I grow up - Fashion Designer
Favorite Activity - Making stuff and designing clothes
Place I most want to visit - France
Favorite Sport - Soccer
info found at: http://www.alexslemonade.org/about/meet-alex
A childhood cancer diagnosis, whether over a period of several years or merely a few days, is equally devastating. Jadyn Comer’s mom, Nicole, knows this first hand as she had only 3 days to digest little Jadyn’s diagnosis of medulloblastoma before he passed away.
Jadyn was nearly 2-years-old when he began to have sporadic bouts of what appeared to be an upset stomach. His mom Nicole brought him to the doctor’s numerous times, but his symptoms didn’t appear serious enough to warrant any concern beyond a diagnosis of a stomach bug or acid reflux. That all changed when shortly after his second birthday, Jadyn slept an entire day only waking to get sick. Jadyn was admitted to the local hospital for overnight observation. During the next 12 hours, Jadyn’s health deteriorated rapidly prompting the physicians to airlift him to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital where he was rushed into emergency surgery to remove a space occupying lesion on his brain. Five hours later, the doctors removed the entire tumor which was diagnosed as medulloblastoma. Despite being able to remove the tumor, Jadyn had severe swelling on his brain cutting off vital blood flow. Just three days after learning their son had cancer, Jadyn’s parents learned that he no longer had any brain function or activity and made the gut wrenching decision to discontinue life support.
Nicole remembers Jadyn as her “forever 2” year old little boy who always had a smile on his face and loved to say hi to anyone who walked by. His favorite colors were yellow and blue, he loved the movie “Cars,” mimicking his Grandpa, french fries and macaroni and cheese, and like many little boys – enjoyed playing with cars and any sport with a ball involved – particularly football as a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and Dallas Cowboys.
Despite their journey being a relatively short one, Nicole encourages other families going through a cancer diagnosis to lean on loved ones for support. She is encouraged that there is an army of people that fight and continue to fight as well as raise awareness about childhood cancer. Nicole certainly had different, more long-term aspirations for her son, but she continues to hope that he looks over and provides support for herself and her family as well as other children battling cancer.
To this day, Nicole continues to marvel at Jadyn’s joyful attitude despite what was going on inside his little body. He will always remain her hero.
Quote from hero: “Mama sis (sit) here.”
Information provided by Nicole, Jadyn’s Mom
info found at: http://www.alexslemonade.org/hero/jadyn-comer
You can have a lemonade stand or any type of food or stuff. Sell the items and donate the money to many places. For example the links I gave to you or the childern hospital. I know how it fells to want help, because I had to go to the hospital and thanks to some donations they made my experince happy and not frightful. I am ok today and I just want to say that every penny counts, so if you are at Walmart and you get change like a penny donate the penny. You will be suprised what a penny can do. It can save over 100 lives. So please make the childerns life better. Be a hero.
Publication Date: 11-19-2012
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