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 […]
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.
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 […]
As someone with hard-to-find veins, Becky Bowman Horton, staff nurse in the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, knows firsthand how multiple needle pokes can lead to anxiety and fear. It wasn’t in vain that she became an expert in PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter), midline and PIV (peripheral intravenous catheter) insertion. […]
The holidays are usually a time spent celebrating with friends and family, but for Carl and Leslie Boylen the holidays took on an entirely new meaning when their son Logan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. At the time of his diagnosis in 2016 Logan was 10 days away from his 14th birthday and about […]