Organizers of the Miracles and Promises Radiothon at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley marked two significant milestones in the event’s history this week. In this, its 10th anniversary at Beeghly campus, the total dollars raised surpassed $2 million. “It’s hard to believe it’s the 10th year,” said JoAnn Stock, senior director of development, Akron Children’s […]
Akron Children's annual "Have a Heart, Do Your Part" Radiothon, presented by 98.1 WKDD, raises money to buy child-size equipment and to fund patient care, community outreach and research. Read the inspiring stories from this annual event, and share yours.
Tyler Jordan has shared his story at 9 of the first 10 Miracles and Promises Radiothons in the Mahoning Valley, but this year the 18-year-old from Niles says it will be his last. “It’s just time for other people,” he said. Humbly, he doesn’t think his story has changed much over the years, but this […]
Luke Holko and his buddies wanted to move to some open seats closer to the dugout in the latter stages of this year’s “Luke Holko Day” game with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. It’s one game almost every year the team holds in his honor to celebrate his recovery and continued good health following a horrific […]
Seven-year-old Morgan Robertson calls her triplet siblings “my boys” in quite a mother-like fashion. When they’re being cooperative, that is. “When she’s mad, it’s ‘the brothers,’” her mother, Kelly Robertson, explained. Morgan is the boss, mom said, and has been since the three were in the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley NICU nearly eight years […]
The 19th annual 98.1 KDD “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon benefiting Akron Children’s Hospital continued growing this year, raising $657,405 for the hospital – over $100,000 more than the amount raised in 2017. “Year after year the community rallies behind the hospital in such a big way, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” […]
Our daughter Autumn was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in January 2017 at only 5 months old. That night our whole world was flipped upside down and we had no idea what to expect. When we took her in, they didn’t think she would make it through the night, but our girl showed her strength […]