Jaxon Britton is not even 2 yet and he’s already developed a reputation for marching to the beat of his own drum. “He’s a unique kid, what can we say?” his mother, Bridget said. Jaxon has defied the odds multiple times and lived to smile about it. He’s been through more serious health issues than […]
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A chance meeting with a sports physical therapist while in high school left such a strong impression on Elizabeth Hinkle that it sparked a career interest for her. While excelling throughout her Hudson High School cross country years, a career that included two individual top-50 state meet performances and one 4th place team finish, Hinkle […]
Elyza Bolanz was doing online school before there was a pandemic. She wanted to be in school with her friends and teachers, but her body simply wouldn’t let her. Equally as frustrating, multiple doctors were enlisted for help for her complex diagnosis and treatment plan before she finally got some relief. Sadly, Elyza’s story mirrors […]
Recent high school graduate Molly Oldham was a typical 18-year-old 421 days ago. She was preparing to leave for college to pursue musical theatre, ready to take on her dreams of Broadway. What followed was anything but typical. Molly and her mother, Bunny Oldham, sat in the emergency department (ED) after Molly’s migraine would not […]
Although the race may look a little different this year, the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon & Team Relay still celebrates heroes of all kinds – from the runners, to the doctors, nurses and courageous Akron Children’s patients – who support the health and well-being of our community. Since 2016, FirstEnergy’s support for the race […]
Reyanna Putnam has faced cancer and beaten it … twice. Next, she wants to help other kids by becoming a pediatric oncologist. And the college junior is well on her way to achieving that. The Akron native and Firestone Community Learning Center graduate is the first recipient of the 33 JordynStrong Survivor Scholarship. The Canton-based […]