The 8th annual Dancing for the Kids fundraising event, hosted by the Emerging Leaders of Akron Children’s Hospital, raised $140,000 to benefit patient and family services at Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. The event, presented by Adams, Gut & Associates, featured 9 local celebrities who performed on the Akron […]
Meet some of our cancer and blood disorder patients and learn about the Akron Children's Hospital Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.
While the hulk-like college football players may have an edge in brawn and physical strength, they’d be the first to admit they weren’t the toughest young people in the stadium on this night. That honor goes to the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley patients who were recognized on the field at halftime as part of […]
It took all she had for Lindsey Myers to pull up a chair at Starbucks and talk about her daughter, Jordyn. Some days, Lindsey just wants to stay in bed. She forces herself to move forward day to day, to tell Jordyn’s story and to do the hard work running a foundation she created in […]
It’s been a whirlwind 14 months for the Milburn family that no one could have foreseen; a trying test of their emotions, their faith and their trust. What started in April 2018 with a brain cancer diagnosis for their 4-year-old son, Jonny, ultimately led to a VIP trip to Washington, D.C. There, the family advocated […]
Not even cancer can stop James Wilson. After beating a rare bone cancer called Ewing sarcoma, the world-class classical pianist’s future sounds better than ever. The remarkable, determined young man will graduate summa cum laude from Hudson High School this month and go on to attend the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, where […]
Eight-year-old Grady Oprean is going to make a fine doctor one day. He’s got the compassionate bedside manner part licked. That’s for sure. And despite his young age he has experienced enough of the clinical side that he can probably pass his MCATs (Medical College Admission Test) today. “I want to work for Akron Children’s someday […]