The teen years are a big part of childhood. Custom-designed patient rooms with more mature aesthetics help teens and young adults in treatment for cancer at Akron Children’s feel more at home.
Trading cards, secret service and a tasty ice cream sandwich given to him by a Congressman were among the highlights of Donovan Stringer’s recent trip to Washington, D.C. Stringer and his parents, Lisa and Kevin, were guests of Akron Children’s Hospital for 2 days in the nation’s capital as part of Family Advocacy Day. Patient […]
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 […]
Gina Altieri is a survivor in every sense of the word. In 2012 her world was tragically rocked when her 10-year-old son, Gino, died after a 22-month journey fighting alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer made up of cells that normally develop into skeletal muscles. After taking time to grieve, Gina was looking for a way to […]
An inoperable brain tumor might have taken Hannah Tringhese’s sight, but it certainly didn’t affect her vision. Six-year-old Hannah Tringhese had just been through the toughest 8-day stretch one might imagine. In the week leading up to Easter 2016, she started going blind while sitting in her kindergarten classroom. Days later, doctors discovered she had […]
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 […]