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Niles boy with leukemia flies high as “Pilot for a Day”

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It was a day of non-stop grinning for 11 year-old Jacob Sypert from Niles, the latest “Pilot for a Day” at the 910th Airlift Wing in Vienna.

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.

Join us for Kyle Stewart Day

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The 2013 Kyle Stewart Day will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Aug. 3 at Clay’s Park, 13190 Patterson St. NW, North Lawrence. The day will feature swimming, a cornhole tournament, raffles, live entertainment and many other family-friendly activities.

A night of hot chili, good cheer benefits Akron Children’s

The Katz family - Julie, Noah, Randy and Alyssa - offered up a treasured family recipe and complemented their Old World Chili with a display of historic family portraits.

They came with secret spices, old family recipes, Food Network-inspired twists and super deluxe Crock Pots. The competitors at the 7th annual Lauren Audrey Braman Memorial Chili Cook-Off and Dessert Bake-Off came to Copley High School on March 23 with high hopes of victory, but also good intentions as the event raises funds for Akron Children’s Hospital.

Change Bandit Spotlight: Carmen Mozzochi 2013 marks cancer survivor's ninth year as Change Bandit

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Carmen Mozzochi spent six months at Akron Children’s Hospital after being diagnosed with childhood leukemia. Carmen is so thankful for the doctors and friends she made at Akron Children’s. This is her ninth year as a Change Bandit, and she is “looking forward” to once again participating in the Radiothon. The “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon airs Feb. 7-9 on 98.1 WKDD.

Wishing our prince and princess a happily ever after Young cancer patients honored at Kent State University homecoming

Cassidy at KSU homecoming

Kent State University’s 2012 Homecoming Court– Queen Ann Miller and King Thomas Ream – welcomed a special girl and boy into their royal family. During the Oct. 20 homecoming game against Western Michigan, Cassidy Brozovich, 11, of Howland, was named Kent State’s Homecoming Princess and Ben O’Daniel, 13, of Kent, was named Homecoming Prince.