Our daughter Autumn was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in January 2017 at only 5 months old. That night our whole world was flipped upside down and we had no idea what to expect. When we took her in, they didn’t think she would make it through the night, but our girl showed her strength […]
Today, Owen Waller lives the life of most 6th graders. He enjoys music, does well in school, plays video games, participates in Boy Scouts, and has a passion for baseball. And though the Boardman resident has no trouble running the bases now, it wasn’t always that way. Parents Maureen Frost and John Waller began noticing […]
Endurance athlete Larry DeWitt plans to run the Burning River 100, a 100-mile trail race through northeast Ohio, on July 25-26 in honor of Ben O’Daniel and to raise funds for Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Ben, 16, has been in the care of the Showers Center since being diagnosed with leukemia 3 years ago.
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.
Three years ago, Marisa Manocchio was diagnosed with leukemia. Today, she’s a healthy 22-year-old majoring in integrated mathematics education at Kent State University. To show thanks to for the care she has received at Akron Children’s Hospital, Marisa will be participating in a campaign at Giant Eagle stores. The proceeds will benefit Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.
In 2009, Akron Children’s Hospital featured Cael Williams of Norton, Ohio, in one of its documentary-style TV commercials. The hospital’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders had diagnosed then 2-year-old Cael with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). After he was diagnosed in November 2008, Cael underwent six months of intensive chemotherapy to destroy cancerous white […]