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 […]
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.
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 […]
When our son Colton was diagnosed with a rare bleeding disorder at birth in 2002, our family entered a world we were unsure of. No one in either of our families dealt with a chronic illness. Our first year was rough. We had no idea how to protect our son from internal bleeding. We depended […]
When their son Eduardo’s leukemia returned last year, Javier and Guadalupe Canada were out of options. The couple didn’t have access to advanced pediatric cancer care where they lived in Calpulalpan, Mexico. They hoped to bring Eduardo to the United States for treatment, but they were unable to get visas. Eduardo, however, was born in […]
June 5, 2014 is when my whole life changed. That’s the day I was diagnosed with cancer. My name is Jackie Custer, and I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL, which is a childhood cancer of the bone marrow and blood) when I was 16 years old. (Read more about her treatment in this […]
Two weeks after her father died of a sudden illness, 2-year-old Nya Williams was diagnosed with cancer. It came out of the blue, said Nya’s mother. She pondered her suddenly changing future during a life flight ride from Boardman to Akron where a leukemia diagnosis would be confirmed. “I kept asking myself, ‘What did I […]