The Emerging Leaders, an advisory board dedicated to raising funds for Akron Children’s Hospital, will host the Dancing for the Kids event on Oct. 20. The event, presented by Northwestern Mutual, will benefit cancer research at the hospital’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Each year, the fundraiser brings together local celebrities […]
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.
Sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait may sound interchangeable, but the prognosis and care are as different as night and day. For kids diagnosed with sickle cell, Akron Children’s has a team of medical specialists who provide ongoing education and care so families are never in the dark about the blood disorder. Three years […]
For parents, learning their child has cancer is probably the most difficult, heart-wrenching thing to hear. And, it’s happening more often than you think. After accidents, cancer is the second-leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14, according to the American Cancer Society. “It’s likely you know someone whose child has cancer,” said […]
An inoperable brain tumor might have taken Hannah Tringhese’s sight, but it certainly didn’t affect her vision. Six-year-old Hannah Tringhese had just been through the toughest 8-day stretch one might imagine. In the week leading up to Easter 2016, she started going blind while sitting in her kindergarten classroom. Days later, doctors discovered she had […]
The toughest kids on the sidelines at the football game between Youngstown State University and Central Connecticut State weren’t the ones wearing pads and football jerseys. They were the group of young fighters celebrating Survivors Day with a tailgate party, sideline passes and a halftime balloon launch held in their honor. Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning […]
Lori and Oscar Hoit of Austintown are still waiting for their “new normal” to kick in after their son, Connor, was diagnosed with leukemia last year. Until then, it’s one day at a time, if not one second at a time, as they try to adjust to their new lives as parents of a child […]