When 12-year-old Daniel Colaner sits in front of the piano and plays Bach or Tchaikovsky, his mother, Marie, takes in every note and thinks about her blessings. Daniel is a child prodigy on piano. But when he was 6 months old, Marie and her husband, Dan, feared their only child would not live to see […]
Meet some of our cancer and blood disorder patients and learn about the Akron Children's Hospital Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.
Like many children who have experienced a serious illness, Tulasha Prasai wants to be a doctor or nurse when she grows up. In December 2014, Tulasha, 10, was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). She received high-intensity chemotherapy in Akron Children’s Hospital’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Tulasha and her family […]
Childhood cancer can change a lot of things, but for Jackie Custer of Canton, the changes she speaks of aren’t about hair loss or rashes, they’re about family and strength. “I remember that (being diagnosed) day like it was yesterday,” said Jackie. “My parents were pulled out of the room … when they returned my […]
This past Sunday’s Mahoning Valley Scrappers game featured a balloon launch by Akron Children’s cancer and blood disorder patients and ceremonial first pitch by 12 year-old cancer survivor Owen Waller. The festivities were part of the 5th annual Kids Hematology/Oncology Awareness Celebration at Eastwood Field in Niles. The event kicked off National Childhood Cancer and […]
Today, Owen Waller lives the life of most 6th graders. He enjoys music, does well in school, plays video games, participates in Boy Scouts, and has a passion for baseball. And though the Boardman resident has no trouble running the bases now, it wasn’t always that way. Parents Maureen Frost and John Waller began noticing […]
I had an unforgettable experience – along with other teen cancer patients and survivors around Ohio – at A Prom to Remember at the RitzCarlton in Cleveland on Friday, April 8. The theme “Under The Sea” brought an amazing underwater atmosphere to the elegant ballroom that evening, along with special guests such as Disney’s princess Ariel, […]