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Brookfield woman honors daughter’s memory with annual toy drive

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The family and friends of Rachel Baker continue to fulfill her wishes of lifting children’s spirits even four years after she passed away at age 21.

Judy Baker organizes an annual toy drive in her hometown of Brookfield, Ohio, in honor of her daughter, who was studying to become a pediatric oncology nurse at Youngstown State University two years after being diagnosed with leukemia.

Morning TV news anchor brings energy to the dance floor

As co-anchor for Fox 8 News in the Morning, Kristi Capel has more charisma than most at 4:30 a.m., and she’s hoping to bring that same charisma to the dance floor as she participates in Akron Children’s Hospitals’ 3rd annual “Dancing for the Kids” event Oct. 24 at the Akron Civic Theatre.

Roxie the basset hound is a howling success

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While the only game Roxie tracks in the hospital is of the Chutes & Ladders and Candy Land variety, this basset hound is a winner with our patients. Roxie is the lone basset hound in the Doggie Brigade.

After 7-year cancer fight, clinical trial is giving family hope

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Trevor Weigand would like nothing better than to be a typical 11-year-old boy. But medical complications at age 4, followed by a cancer diagnosis at age 5, have complicated that carefree life.

Oncology staff treated son like their own

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On Oct. 7, 2013, our son, Greggory, was admitted to a bone marrow transplant (BMT) room on Akron Children’s cancer unit. That’s where he stayed until Nov. 20.

Baby with cancer inspires hope in family and community (Videos)

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Torence Thomas was diagnosed with cancer at 3 months old. He underwent his last chemotherapy treatment at 5 months, and today he’s in remission. His story has captured the hearts of the Mahoning Valley community.