Cancer survivors’ night at Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ game

Aug. 17 marked the Mahoning Valley’s 3rd Annual Kid’s Hematology/Oncology Awareness Celebration, which took place with the Scrappers at Eastwood Field in Niles. The event kicked off National Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month, which is right around the corner, starting in Septembe

Princess Fiona’s Journey: Playground accident leads to cancer diagnosis


On July 23, 2013, Fiona’s day started off like any other day. We went for donuts and dropped her and her sister off at day care. She went outside to play on the playground and while running, she fell and hit her head, bit her tongue, and scraped her nose and knee. All this earned her an ambulance ride to MetroHealth in downtown Cleveland.

Spats’ visits are golden to childhood cancer patients


Spat might be named after a gangster from the movie, “Some Like It Hot,” but there’s nothing sinister about this golden retriever and card-carrying member of the Akron Children’s Hospital Doggie Brigade.

Jajca is a good egg

Doggie Brigade volunteer Linda Lester and Jajca

There’s at least one special thing to look forward to every Monday at Akron Children’s Hospital and his name is Jajca. Monday is the day Doggie Brigade member Linda Lester volunteers to share Jajca with patients on our hematology-oncology unit.

Halloween fun helps our kids celebrate despite being hospitalized (Photo gallery)

Joanne Ehrmantraut in Social Work celebrates the nerd in all of us.

No one wants to miss the Halloween fun at school because they’re in the hospital. But if you have to be hospitalized on the 31st of October, Akron Children’s Hospital is the place to be – both in Akron and Boardman.

Over the Edge for Be the Match

(L to R) Sue Neitz, BSN, CNP, CPON
Stem Cell Transplant Program Coordinator, Prasad Bodas, MD  Hematology/Oncology Attending Physician, Matthew Tweddle, Hematology/Oncology Chaplain, Jackie Luzader, BSN,CCRC, NMDP Coordinato, (kneeling) Tonya Davis, Account executive-recruitment -Be The Match and Paul Moser, Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist

Akron Children’s Hospital was a Silver sponsor of the “Be The Match – Goes Over the Edge Event” on July 27. Three Hematology/Oncology staff members rappelled from the Tower East Office Building off Chagrin Boulevard in Shaker Heights. Akron Children’s Hospital has hosted bone marrow drives in the past. This was the first fundraising event. […]