Miami University student E.J. Coulas has been in remission for 12 years after battling an aggressive type of leukemia. The disease struck before he was old enough to understand it. He was in treatment for more than 3 years, yet he says his memories are mostly positive. “When I was a kid, I didn’t think […]
20 years… It’s been 20 years since April 26, 2000: the day I was given a second chance at life. On Dec. 3, 1998, I was 10 years old and hadn’t been feeling well for about 3 months. After finally having blood work drawn, I was admitted to Akron Children’s Hospital and diagnosed with acute […]
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 […]
As you firm up holiday plans for December, be sure to leave Monday, Dec. 1, open to attend the 20th Annual Project Ed Bear Gala Auction at Quaker Station to benefit cancer patients at Akron Children’s Hospital.
Within a weekend, my daughter went from an active high school senior to being diagnosed with a rare and serious disorder in 2009.
From the time he was a little boy, Jeffrey Hord said he was going to be a doctor. “I don’t remember saying it, but my mom told me that I always did,” said Dr. Hord, the director of Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.