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Boy’s hospital room is where Christmas wishes, wedding vows unite

Something's missing! Nurse Angela Slates presents Sarah with a piece of white "wedding"cake from the hospital cafeteria.

Sarah Lewis, 27, and Bill Cramer, 28, chose Christmas morning as the date and their 4-year-old son’s hospital room as the setting for their wedding.

Oncology patients enjoy holiday celebration

A Holiday Celebration Dinner

The 4th annual “A Holiday Celebration Dinner” drew nearly 200 hematology and oncology patients and their immediate families, volunteers and hospital staff at Antone’s Banquet Centre in Boardman.

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

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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

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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.