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 […]
Lori and Oscar Hoit of Austintown are still waiting for their “new normal” to kick in after their son, Connor, was diagnosed with leukemia last year. Until then, it’s one day at a time, if not one second at a time, as they try to adjust to their new lives as parents of a child […]
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go to Camp CHOPS — now named Camp EdBear — in early June 1991. I had just gotten out of Akron Children’s Hospital on March 13, after having spent 67 days there fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia and an infection on my brain. I was weak, a shell of the […]
Today, Owen Waller lives the life of most 6th graders. He enjoys music, does well in school, plays video games, participates in Boy Scouts, and has a passion for baseball. And though the Boardman resident has no trouble running the bases now, it wasn’t always that way. Parents Maureen Frost and John Waller began noticing […]
I had a recurring dream when I was a 15 year old being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia at Akron Children’s Hospital in the winter of 1991. In the dream, I was running, faster than I ever had before. The dream no doubt stemmed from the fact that I was entirely immobile, or at least had decided to be, in the midst of a barrage of chemotherapy treatments.
When 6-year-old Ava Turner smiles at you, you immediately find yourself smiling back. And these days, Ava has a lot to smile about, thanks to Akron Children’s Hospital.