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 […]
Fifty-dollar gift cards to a popular toy store highlighted the 5th annual Hematology-Oncology holiday party at Antone’s Banquet Centre in Boardman. “Their eyes were so wide with excitement. They weren’t expecting that,” said Shari Harmon, clinical coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. “It’s so heartwarming how different community organizations reach out to these kids […]
You can always expect a lot of buzz when a best-selling novel is about to become a blockbuster movie. But when “The Fault in Our Stars” opens on the big screen on June 6, 2 of Akron Children’s patients will be caught up in the buzz a bit more than the rest of us. Cancer survivors Alexis Hodges, 19, and C.J. Evans, 17, have roles in the movie.
The satiny dresses and sleek tuxedoes. The curling irons and make-up. The limos, flashing cameras, and parents beaming with joy. This was not a typical Friday afternoon in Akron Children’s Hospital’s Considine Professional Building, as staid conference rooms transformed into full-fledged “prom prep” centers with excitement as thick as the hairspray in the air.