From big screen to small screen, video games to amusement parks, superheroes are everywhere these days. But one Medina family lays claim to 2 bona fide superheroes (though they both may need to learn to drive before attempting to leap tall buildings in a single bound). Zakai Miller, 12, had been thinking about a meaningful […]
This is for my sweet baby girl, Brielle. Our world changed on April 13 when the ER doctor sat down in a chair next to me and said, “I’m going to have a long conversation with you.” You know it’s never good news when something like that happens. So, she preceded to tell me that […]
Not even cancer can stop James Wilson. After beating a rare bone cancer called Ewing sarcoma, the world-class classical pianist’s future sounds better than ever. The remarkable, determined young man will graduate summa cum laude from Hudson High School this month and go on to attend the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, where […]
A $1 million commitment from The LOPen Charities and The Scott and Julie Mawaka Charitable Foundation has led to the creation of an endowed chair at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. The LOPen Charities and Mawaka Family Chair in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology was established by Scott and Julie Mawaka […]
It is a simple but harsh reality that children with sickle cell disease living in Haiti will have more pain, worse quality of life, and are less likely to survive childhood because they don’t have access to the treatments routinely provided to children with sickle cell disease in the United States and other developed nations. […]
Theresa Carter, president of the OMNOVA Solution Foundation, is just one of the many Akron celebrities who will participate in the 4th annual fundraiser for the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Akron Children’s Hospital.