Jeff Sampson first visited Akron Children’s Hospital in the third grade when he had his tonsils removed. That was 55 years ago. Since then, he has come to depend on the hospital’s care and services – from the time his son broke his leg to a more recent injury that required Jeff to receive care […]
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.
Organizers of the Miracles and Promises Radiothon at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley marked two significant milestones in the event’s history this week. In this, its 10th anniversary at Beeghly campus, the total dollars raised surpassed $2 million. “It’s hard to believe it’s the 10th year,” said JoAnn Stock, senior director of development, Akron Children’s […]
The Degenhard family of Louisville in Stark County knows first-hand how much it means to receive kindness during difficult times. For 4 years while their daughter, Taylor, battled an aggressive form of neuroblastoma, they received countless meals, kind gestures and support from family, friends, staff and strangers. Despite all the love, medicine and determination Taylor […]
Today, the corner of Chester and East Avenues in Kenmore is a triangular shaped plot of grass. But, within 2 years, it will become a neighborhood for 8 families living in new homes thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, Akron Children’s Hospital and the City of Akron. The project, one of the largest […]
For more than 4 decades, Shawn Lyden, chief strategy officer at Akron Children’s, has been a runner. He started as a high school cross country athlete and continued to run as an adult, making the activity an integral part of his fitness routine when he had time. But like so many people, other commitments or […]
Tyler Jordan has shared his story at 9 of the first 10 Miracles and Promises Radiothons in the Mahoning Valley, but this year the 18-year-old from Niles says it will be his last. “It’s just time for other people,” he said. Humbly, he doesn’t think his story has changed much over the years, but this […]