Breanna Coonce knew something was up when she got home from school and saw a bunch of cars in the driveway. Inside the house were several family members, all standing in silence with worried looks on their faces. “What’s going on?” she asked. And there it was. A few days earlier she’d visited the Akron […]
Kosta Koufos took time from the break in his NBA schedule to come home to Canton and spend a few hours visiting patients and staff at Akron Children’s Hospital – a place that has special meaning for him. As a young boy, Kosta often accompanied his late father, Dr. Alex Koufos, to work at Akron […]
At Akron Children’s Hospital, it’s often the small moments that make the biggest difference – from cheering on kids who’ve overcome obstacles to learn to walk, to everyday office visits where we’re able to convince nervous youngsters that their pediatrician is a friend. These are the wide range of experiences we try to capture on […]
Thinking of lighting up? Before you strike that match, you might want to know that cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic. About 70 of these chemicals have been linked to cancer. “For children and others around you who breathe in the secondhand smoke, the effects may be even more […]
Kylie Rose Kickin’ Cancer is a 26-page paperback featuring illustrations by Bree Young and photos of Kylie and some of her own thoughts. For example, next to a photo of Kylie undergoing radiation is a note in her own handwriting which says, “I had to stay still.”
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers helped kick off National Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month with some special treatment for cancer survivors during the Mahoning Valley’s 4th Annual Kid’s Hematology/Oncology Awareness Celebration.