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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.

Cancer survivors experience A Prom to Remember

Cancer survivors enjoy A Prom to Remember

The rain didn’t seem to dampen the excitement as 75 young women and men made their way to limos parked outside Akron Children’s Considine Professional Building last Friday. They were headed to downtown Cleveland and A Prom to Remember, an annual event for pediatric cancer patients from Akron Children’s Hospital, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic and their guests.

Baby with cancer inspires hope in family and community (Videos)

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Torence Thomas was diagnosed with cancer at 3 months old. He underwent his last chemotherapy treatment at 5 months, and today he’s in remission. His story has captured the hearts of the Mahoning Valley community.

Vote to bring photography to cancer patients at Akron Children’s Hospital

Kayla visits a cancer patient at Akron Children's

Bring Pablove Shutterbugs: a therapeutic photography program, to Akron Children’s Hospital’s cancer patients. Vote for the hospital at vote.livestrong.org between March 24 and April 11.

2 years after being diagnosed with leukemia, Ava gets ready to celebrate her last treatment

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When 6-year-old Ava Turner smiles at you, you immediately find yourself smiling back. And these days, Ava has a lot to smile about, thanks to Akron Children’s Hospital.

Princess Fiona’s Journey: Playground accident leads to cancer diagnosis

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On July 23, 2013, Fiona’s day started off like any other day. We went for donuts and dropped her and her sister off at day care. She went outside to play on the playground and while running, she fell and hit her head, bit her tongue, and scraped her nose and knee. All this earned her an ambulance ride to MetroHealth in downtown Cleveland.

New mobile app helps childhood cancer survivors stay healthy

New mobile app helps childhood cancer survivors stay healthy

About 13,500 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year, according to the Children’s Oncology Group. Although the number of diagnoses hasn’t declined in nearly 20 years, the overall survival rate has increased from 10 percent just 40 years ago to nearly 80 percent today.