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.

7th annual Miracles and Promises Radiothon sets record with $231,840

The 7th annual event raised $231,840 for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley – shattering last year’s total by more than $10,000!

Patient who represented Akron Children’s in Washington ready for Radiothon

Despite all his medical complications and the exhausting days of surgeries and treatments he’s endured, three year-old Chase Flaherty’s eyes open wide and he flashes a smile when his favorite song, Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger,” is within earshot.

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

When Tyler was born, his family was told that he would never walk or talk. He has exceeded all of these expectations.

Going out of the way for MRI results

For the first time we didn’t have a cardiology appointment in September. We’re spreading them out to a little over a year apart for the next few appointments so they won’t fall during the school year. Instead, Bekah had an appointment with Dr. Lawhon, eye doctor extraordinaire.

Pediatric palliative care program guides family through journey of care

Pediatric palliative care program guides Mahoning Valley family through journey of care.

Overcoming all obstacles

When 12-year-old Brooklyn was a week old, she fell into a week-long coma. Testing at Akron Children’s showed she had an under-active thyroid and 2 pineal brain cysts. A later check-up by cardiologist Grace Smith also showed she had a hole in her heart and a leaky valve. She’s endured all of her medical trials during her short life with grace and hope.