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Wishing well for the kids at Akron Children’s

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The winter display at my house started by mistake in 2008. I had built a 16-foot snowman in my yard just to stay active in the wintertime. After building that snowman, I was on my way to work when I heard an ad on WKDD for the Radiothon. Afterwards, I put a bucket in my front yard and asked folks who enjoyed the snowman to pitch in some spare change for Akron Children’s Hospital.

After spending 200 days in NICU, 24-week preemies are healthy toddlers

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Alexis Host started off with a normal pregnancy. Then she found out she was having twins. Even though she visited her doctor every 2 weeks and strictly followed their orders, she slowly started going into labor at 22 weeks. After 2 weeks of bed rest, Alexis had an emergency C-section and delivered twins Charlee and […]

Things come full circle for mom after Akron Children’s saves her son’s life

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In 2003, Julie Keyser volunteered for Akron Children’s “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon. Little did she know that 10 years later, the hospital would save her son Zach’s life. Hear their story during the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon on WKDD Feb. 12-14.

St. Sebastian Change Bandits raise more than $1,400 for Akron radiothon

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This year, St. Sebastian Parish School students were Change Bandits for the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon.

Change Bandit Spotlight: Inspired by life-saving doctors

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When our son William was 6 months old, we went to the pediatrician’s office because he was a noisy breather and got congested when he ate. They ordered a cookie swallow test to see how he would handle the liquids he was eating. He failed the test and aspirated on the liquids.

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.