The Mahoning Valley once again made “miracles” possible for children and families.
The community raised $248,036 for Akron Children’s Hospital during the annual Miracles and Promises Radiothon. It brings the event’s 8-year total to $1.5 million.
Broadcast live from Mix 98.9 and 570 WKBN Sept. 21-23, hospital patients and families shared their stories of hope and healing across the airwaves. One of those patients included 15-month-old Aria Wharry, who was born with 7 heart defects and has already endured 2 open heart surgeries – the first at 6 days old and then 5 months old. She faces another surgery at age 4 or 5.
Special thanks to staff from iHeart media, Mix 98.9, 570 WKBN, volunteers, Miracle Makers, Miracle Match sponsors, Change Bandits and donors. All give their time, talent and treasure to make this annual event a success.