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Hear the great stories from our annual "Have a Heart, Do Your Part" Radiothon, and share yours.

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.

St. Sebastian students have heart

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St. Sebastian Parish School students once again participated in Akron Children’s Hospital’s 15th annual Have a Heart, Do Your Part radiothon. Sixth grade teacher Mike McDonald organized our Change Bandits and set a $500 goal, which was the amount we collected in 2013.

Uncovering the mystery: Toddler diagnosed with rare muscular disorder

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If anyone needs an example of resilience, they need to look no further than 2-year-old Jack Lee. Jack arrived at the neonatal intensive care unit at Akron Children’s Hospital on Oct. 4, 2011 – 7 weeks premature and struggling to breathe.

How radiothon has changed my life

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In November 2008, I had a friend who knew Matt Patrick, the radio talk show host who was the popular voice of Akron at the time. When January came around, my friend had asked me a special favor, and that was to help him with this radiothon that Akron Children’s Hospital puts on every year to help raise money for the kids and their families who can’t afford medical expenses. I agreed and was looking forward to it.