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Abby’s story – looking back at 5 years of change, hope and healing

Within a weekend, my daughter went from an active high school senior to being diagnosed with a rare and serious disorder in 2009.

Childhood dream comes true for doctor

Dr. Hord

From the time he was a little boy, Jeffrey Hord said he was going to be a doctor. “I don’t remember saying it, but my mom told me that I always did,” said Dr. Hord, the director of Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Children’s hospitals team up to improve quality of childhood cancer and blood disorders care (VIDEO)

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When it comes to improving the quality of care for childhood cancer and blood disorders patients, there’s definitely strength in numbers. That’s why Children’s Hospital Association members have been working together on projects that make a difference in the lives of hematology-oncology patients.

Stepping up for kids with cancer

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With only days to go before Dancing for the Kids on Oct. 25, the excitement and nervousness are building. I met with my instructor, Arielle, and tried to smooth out some of the rough spots in our routine.