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Matthew Dellavedova inspires cancer patient after escorting her to prom

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No one roots harder for Cavaliers’ point guard Matthew Dellavedova than Jackson High School senior Jackie Custer. Dellavedova was her prom escort in March at the Prom to Remember, after all.

Ultramarathon runner will go the distance for childhood cancer

Larry DeWitt  at the Leadville Race Series

Endurance athlete Larry DeWitt plans to run the Burning River 100, a 100-mile trail race through northeast Ohio, on July 25-26 in honor of Ben O’Daniel and to raise funds for Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Ben, 16, has been in the care of the Showers Center since being diagnosed with leukemia 3 years ago.

A little more than a year after cancer diagnosis, Luke is once again active and healthy

Luke with his dog

Luke Ritchey was never what his mom, Sharon, would call a sick kid. Growing up, he never had so much as an ear infection. But things took an unexpected turn when Luke started to have a headache on Christmas Eve 2013

Top 10 Facebook posts of 2014

Fiona had her portrait made during Radiothon.

In 2014, we shared countless stories from Akron Children’s Hospital on Facebook, from fundraisers to visits to Haiti. We are thrilled to take you back through some of these special stories with this list of the 10 most popular and engaging Facebook posts of 2014.

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

Rachel Baker

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.