A love of sports, Akron Children’s Hospital and, of course, their 22-month-old son, Miles, led Megan and Mark Postak to organize a 2-day high school girls’ basketball classic that raised $6,430 for Akron Children’s myelo clinic.
The event at Wadsworth High School involved the girls’ basketball teams from Wadsworth, Revere, Wooster and Berea-Midpark High Schools. Mark is the assistant varsity coach of the girls’ team at Wadsworth.
Miles has spina bifida and has seen a variety of pediatric specialists through Akron Children’s myelo clinic since birth.
“Myelo clinic days can be long ones for kids and families,” said Megan. “We are hoping the money we raised will help cover the cost of meals and parking for families. We would also love for the staff to be able to buy books and other treasure chest surprises for the kids.”
Akron Children’s staff is grateful for the donation that will help other patient families.
“Akron Children’s sends a huge thank you to the Postak family and the Wadsworth community,” said Shannon Leslie, nurse program coordinator for developmental pediatrics. “It was a great event and the funds they raised will really help our myelo clinic families.”