How do you celebrate the 1-year anniversary of successful heart surgery? For Bryce Ripley and his family, there was no better way to mark the occasion than a visit back to Akron Children’s Hospital to support patients in need of a boost. The 5-year-old, his mom, Tracy, and sister, Reyna, who is 9, visited the […]
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Donovan Stringer of Warren is as articulate of a 9 year old as you’ll find. He’s book smart, well-mannered, he excels at chess, follows politics and cooks for his family. Just ask his mother, who was treated to his shrimp and grits on Mother’s Day. He’s also a cancer survivor, but that’s far from what […]
Our daughter, Gianna Silvers, was hospitalized in Akron with an ileus. The child life specialist on the school age unit, Chloe, went above and beyond to make sure Gianna was happy on her birthday (June 8). She made her a sign, brought her Barbie dolls, coloring books, markers, crayons, stamps and a mermaid tail blanket. […]
Before heading to her Firestone High School commencement at E.J. Thomas Hall tonight, Abigail Ernst had to stop by and visit the person she believes got her to graduation: Dr. M. Cristina Victorio, her Akron Children’s neurologist. “I honestly don’t think I would be here without her,” said Abby, 18. Since age 12, Abby has […]
June 5, 2014 is when my whole life changed. That’s the day I was diagnosed with cancer. My name is Jackie Custer, and I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL, which is a childhood cancer of the bone marrow and blood) when I was 16 years old. (Read more about her treatment in this […]
Hannah Ohman has a new focus as she returns to compete in the 2018 OHSAA Track & Field State Championships tomorrow at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. The St. Thomas Aquinas junior will be thinking about breathing from her abdomen after extensive medical testing indicates Hannah has exercise-induced hyperventilation due to vocal cord […]