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Calling young athletes: Lace up and take a stand against childhood cancer

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and young athletes across the country are showing their support of kids touched by cancer by wearing special gold laces.

Mom, Dad … are you ready for back-to-school?

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The back-to-school countdown begins. In the next week or so, the kids will be heading back to their classrooms. Are they ready? Are you ready? Follow Akron Children’s checklist and prevent lots of that last-minute stress.

A girl & her dog: This dynamic duo fights back against diabetes

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Like any person with type 1 diabetes, Brianna Carr experiences quick changes in her blood sugar levels. The otherwise healthy, active 12 year old has her parents, Brad and Heather, and her medical team to help monitor her illness. She also has Rosie, a yellow Labrador retriever trained to recognize and alert others whenever Brianna’s blood sugar becomes too high or too low.

Sen. Rob Portman spearheads legislation to benefit burn centers like Akron Children’s

Sen. Rob Portman makes a connection with a patient during his visit.

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, concerned about the financial health of the country’s burn centers, including the 8 in Ohio, introduced a bill to modernize the federal definition of trauma to include burn injuries.

Mom organizes a fun 5K to celebrate her daughter’s recovery, thank caregivers

Emily's mom is planning a joyful 5K race to celebrate her daughter's recovery and to thank Akron Children's PICU staff.

Almost a year to the date of her daughter’s hospitalization and struggle to survive a life-threatening case of encephalitis, Gretchen Naumoff is planning a joyous 5K race to celebrate life and thank the caregivers in Akron Children’s Hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit.

Madelyne Goes to Washington

Not every kid gets such a close-up experience inside the U.S. Capitol.

Move over Mr. Smith. Madelyne Williams left her small but powerful mark on Capitol Hill yesterday and today. The 9 year old from Kent, Ohio, was Akron Children’s Hospital’s representative at the Children’s Hospital Association’s annual “Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day.”