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Akron Children's annual "Have a Heart, Do Your Part" Radiothon, presented by 98.1 WKDD, raises money to buy child-size equipment and to fund patient care, community outreach and research. Read the inspiring stories from this annual event, and share yours.

Tyler Jordan: a 14 year old full of pranks and spunk

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Tyler Jordan’s family first came to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley when he was 8 years old to be treated for cerebral palsy, because of its close location to their home in Niles. His mom, Glenna, remembers being told when Tyler was born that he would never walk, talk, etc. We are happy to say […]

My newborn’s journey from open heart surgery to health

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I smile whenever I watch my son, Christian, run, play or just be a normal toddler. It’s in these carefree moments that I reflect on how this energetic 2-year-old is not only my sweet, spunky and stubborn boy – he’s also my miracle. Because two years ago, he was in a fight for his life at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Akron Children’s Hospital named one of Akron’s best

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Akron Life magazine recently released its “Best of the City” issue, a reader-nominated contest that garnered 1,000 nominations. Akron Children’s Hospital received acclaim in 2 categories – best local charity event and best local place to volunteer.

The Have a Heart, Do Your Part radiothon raises $633,306 (Photo Gallery)

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The 15th annual “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon ended this year as another success. The radiothon kicked off on Feb. 12 during the Change Bandit Bash at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls. More than 300 people attended the Bash to turn in their spare change and enjoy food and giveaways as well as activities such as face painting.

Akron Children’s saved our son’s life

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My son has had multiple visits and extended stays at Akron Children’s. He has a condition that requires multiple specialists as well.

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.