When Gina and Mitchell Merriman learned in December that their 8-year-old daughter, Leah, had a brain tumor, they were devastated. The Stow, Ohio, family immediately began a medical journey that would include MRIs and visits with multiple pediatric specialists at Akron Children’s.
In 2007, Akron Children’s Hospital featured Roxanne Bowers of East Palestine, Ohio, in one of its documentary-style TV commercials. The hospital’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders had diagnosed Roxanne, then a 15-year-old high school sophomore, with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She has been in remission for the past 2 ½ years, after receiving […]