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Radiothon raises nearly $500,000 in 16th year

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Since 2000, the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part Radiothon,” presented by 98.1 WKDD, has provided patients and families the opportunity to share their personal stories on the air, prompting hundreds of listeners to call in with pledges to Akron Children’s Hospital. This year, our community had a heart and raised nearly $500,000 for Akron Children’s during the three day event.

After spending 200 days in NICU, 24-week preemies are healthy toddlers

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Alexis Host started off with a normal pregnancy. Then she found out she was having twins. Even though she visited her doctor every 2 weeks and strictly followed their orders, she slowly started going into labor at 22 weeks. After 2 weeks of bed rest, Alexis had an emergency C-section and delivered twins Charlee and […]

Change Bandit spotlight: 4 year old doing his part

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James is an active preschooler. He loves to run and enjoys being outdoors. He also puts his extra energy to good use by raising funds for Akron Children’s Hospital.

Things come full circle for mom after Akron Children’s saves her son’s life

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In 2003, Julie Keyser volunteered for Akron Children’s “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon. Little did she know that 10 years later, the hospital would save her son Zach’s life. Hear their story during the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon on WKDD Feb. 12-14.

St. Sebastian Change Bandits raise more than $1,400 for Akron radiothon

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This year, St. Sebastian Parish School students were Change Bandits for the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon.

Change Bandit Spotlight: Inspired by life-saving doctors

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When our son William was 6 months old, we went to the pediatrician’s office because he was a noisy breather and got congested when he ate. They ordered a cookie swallow test to see how he would handle the liquids he was eating. He failed the test and aspirated on the liquids.