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 […]
There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.
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 […]
When 91-year-old Dorothy Hirschman passed away in 2015, she ensured that the estate she shared with her late husband, Floyd, was in good order. The couple, who operated a dairy farm in Spencer Township in Medina County, gave their land to fellow farmers and made financial gifts to family members. And they donated more than $500,000 […]
A $250,000 donation from The Magic of Michael Foundation will make a huge difference in the lives of children and families in the Mahoning Valley who are dealing with serious illnesses. The gift will support the new palliative care center at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus. The hospital’s pediatric palliative care program works with children and their […]
Getting everyone involved was the theme of the day at the 2nd annual Akron Children’s Hospital adaptive sports event, Declare Your Adaptive Independence, held at Chaney High School in Youngstown. The hospital’s parent advisory council (PAC) and Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio (ASPO), an organization that provides competitive and recreational adaptive sport opportunities throughout Ohio, […]
A light early evening rain couldn’t dampen the smiles on the children and parents attending “Light Up the Night,” the 10th annual picnic on Saturday night planned especially for Akron Children’s patients with with cerebral palsy. The event was planned with “accessibility” as the highest priority so patients could participate in all the classic childhood carnival games […]