The “Teen Group” at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders is a support group for oncology patients who have been or are being treated at Akron Children’s. 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. […]
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 […]
At Akron Children’s Hospital, it’s often the small moments that make the biggest difference – from cheering on kids who’ve overcome obstacles to learn to walk, to everyday office visits where we’re able to convince nervous youngsters that their pediatrician is a friend. These are the wide range of experiences we try to capture on […]
No one roots harder for Cavaliers’ point guard Matthew Dellavedova than Jackson High School senior Jackie Custer. Dellavedova was her prom escort in March at the Prom to Remember, after all.