Today, Owen Waller lives the life of most 6th graders. He enjoys music, does well in school, plays video games, participates in Boy Scouts, and has a passion for baseball. And though the Boardman resident has no trouble running the bases now, it wasn’t always that way. Parents Maureen Frost and John Waller began noticing […]
Wrapping up her travel basketball season and beginning try-outs for the Walsh Jesuit freshman volleyball team, Jackie Deininger was on a 14-year-old girl’s Cloud Nine – feeling strong and healthy and excited about the new chapter in her life – high school. But things began to change when she developed the symptoms of a cold […]
James knows the struggle kids and their families face when they’re battling cancer. Diagnosed with leukemia in 2008, he spent the next 3 ½ years in treatment, first at the hospital’s Akron campus and then at our Beeghly campus. James is telling his story and encouraging his classmates to purchase special gold shoelaces as part of “Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer” during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.
If you saw Molly Norris chasing a soccer ball or celebrating a win with her teammates on Manchester High School girls’ soccer team, you would never know the she has been facing serious health challenges since age 2.