Miami University student E.J. Coulas has been in remission for 12 years after battling an aggressive type of leukemia. The disease struck before he was old enough to understand it. He was in treatment for more than 3 years, yet he says his memories are mostly positive. “When I was a kid, I didn’t think […]
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.
She is a petite 5 ft. tall, not common in an industry that celebrates statuesque young women. She is based in Twinsburg, Ohio, rather than New York or L.A. And she is a childhood cancer survivor with Down syndrome. But none of this has not stopped Olivia DePiore from becoming a sought-after model who has […]
A winning streak is often associated with sporting events, but Akron Children’s has been celebrating some record-breaking milestones of a different kind – patient safety. Specifically, the hospital has been hitting it out of the park when it comes to preventing central line infections. Known as CLABSI in the hospital setting, central line associated blood […]
20 years… It’s been 20 years since April 26, 2000: the day I was given a second chance at life. On Dec. 3, 1998, I was 10 years old and hadn’t been feeling well for about 3 months. After finally having blood work drawn, I was admitted to Akron Children’s Hospital and diagnosed with acute […]
Research shows that having a sibling is good for your health. For 4-year-old Alayna Numbers her little brother proved to be a lifesaver literally. On September 24, Alayna received a bone marrow transplant to treat aplastic anemia (a rare condition where the body stops producing new blood cells) with marrow harvested from her 18-month-old brother, […]
Peter Stenz is battling cancer for the second time in his short life, but this time, he has an ally – his pal, Stuart – by his side. The 9-year-old, who was diagnosed with a cancerous neuroblastoma tumor at 1 month of age, was recently diagnosed with rhadomyosarcoma, a soft mass tumor that develops in the […]