Five years after being diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, 10-year-old Mariah Leskovac is cancer-free and still remembers her hospital experiences. Those experiences are what made her want to give back.
Torence Thomas was diagnosed with cancer at 3 months old. He underwent his last chemotherapy treatment at 5 months, and today he’s in remission. His story has captured the hearts of the Mahoning Valley community.
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.
On July 23, 2013, Fiona’s day started off like any other day. We went for donuts and dropped her and her sister off at day care. She went outside to play on the playground and while running, she fell and hit her head, bit her tongue, and scraped her nose and knee. All this earned her an ambulance ride to MetroHealth in downtown Cleveland.
For me, Halloween is the anniversary of the day our lives changed. It was certainly a scary day, but it was also filled with hope.
JoAnn Lewis, president of the Jacob Lewis Memorial Fund and mother of Jacob Lewis, recently presented Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley with a Children’s Dream Racer. The child-sized racer allows children to experience the excitement of driving on the track while receiving medicine and chemotherapy treatments.