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. […]
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.
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 […]
It was another record-breaking year for Dancing for the Kids! The 7th annual fundraising event, hosted by the Emerging Leaders of Akron Children’s Hospital, raised $200,000 to benefit the School and Community Oncology Outreach Program (SCOOP) at Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. The event, presented by Adams, Gut & […]
Six months ago, Jonny Milburn was running around with his classmates at Winona United Methodist Preschool without a care in the world. When his preschool teacher Mrs. Jenn noticed his left eye seemed to be turning in every once in a while, the Milburns immediately made an appointment to get it checked out but figured […]
The Degenhard family of Louisville in Stark County knows first-hand how much it means to receive kindness during difficult times. For 4 years while their daughter, Taylor, battled an aggressive form of neuroblastoma, they received countless meals, kind gestures and support from family, friends, staff and strangers. Despite all the love, medicine and determination Taylor […]
Giant Eagle’s eighth annual register campaign raised more than $130,000 for the hematology-oncology programs at Akron Children’s Hospital’s two campuses. Representatives from Giant Eagle presented a check for more than $46,000 to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley on Aug. 23. The funds will be used to benefit the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley Center for […]