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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.

Childhood cancer survivor and her sister donate toys, games and hope to Akron Children’s patients

Five years after being diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, 10-year-old Mariah Leskovac is cancer-free and still remembers her hospital experiences. Those experiences are what made her want to give back.

Abby’s story – looking back at 5 years of change, hope and healing

Within a weekend, my daughter went from an active high school senior to being diagnosed with a rare and serious disorder in 2009.

13 year old with sickle cell disease commissioned as “Pilot for a Day”

Javionte Allen as Pilot for a Day

Watching her 13 year-old son, who’s battled Sickle Cell Disease since birth, be sworn in as an honorary second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force had Tia Allen beaming with pride this month at the 910th Airlift Wing in Vienna.

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.

Cancer survivors’ night at Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ game

Aug. 17 marked the Mahoning Valley’s 3rd Annual Kid’s Hematology/Oncology Awareness Celebration, which took place with the Scrappers at Eastwood Field in Niles. The event kicked off National Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month, which is right around the corner, starting in Septembe

Cancer patients experience wonder and magic of the circus at Camp Ed Bear

Camp Ed Bear

For the past 32 years, cancer and blood disorder patients from Akron Children’s Hospital have had an opportunity for fun and adventure with their hospital caregivers during the weekend-long Camp Ed Bear. And this year’s circus theme was a hit with campers of all ages.