She is a petite 5 ft. tall, not common in an industry that celebrates statuesque young women. She is based in Twinsburg, Ohio, rather than New York or L.A. And she is a childhood cancer survivor with Down syndrome. But none of this has not stopped Olivia DePiore from becoming a sought-after model who has […]
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 […]
In a weight room he set up at Lake Center Christian School in Hartville, Tim Smith, a muscular 62 year old, demonstrated his mastery of the clean and jerk. In a burst of power, he heaved 185 pounds over his head, barely breaking a sweat. “For my age group, the state record is 220,” said […]
While at a dirt bike race in June of 2012, Brandon O’Donnell noticed some pain in his left knee. At first he thought he had torn his meniscus, so the next day he went to his orthopedic surgeon to get an MRI. The MRI revealed the cause of his pain was osteosarcoma, a common form […]
It was the summer before my senior year of high school that my life changed forever. I had been losing a lot of weight, sleeping throughout the day, and getting sick more than normal.
Agility champion, Rally Obedience champion, and thespian are just a few accomplishments on Quincy Ennis’ resume, but he doesn’t like to brag. In fact, he likes to bark. Quincy, an 11-year-old golden retriever, collie and German shepherd mix, is a member of Akron Children’s Doggie Brigade.