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, […]
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.
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 […]
As a picturesque snowfall gently fell outside, many of the Mahoning Valley’s bravest children and their families celebrated the holidays inside. It was an evening to just be a child. To temporarily let go of the painful and stressful times … and instead just have some fun. Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley’s annual Hematology-Oncology holiday […]
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 […]
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 […]