Research shows that having a sibling is good for your health. For 4-year-old Alayna Numbers her little brother proved to be a lifesaver literally. On September 24, Alayna received a bone marrow transplant to treat aplastic anemia (a rare condition where the body stops producing new blood cells) with marrow harvested from her 18-month-old brother, […]
Five years after being diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, 10-year-old Mariah Leskovac is cancer-free and still remembers her hospital experiences. Those experiences are what made her want to give back.
At age 16, John Hillock was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia known as Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive (Ph+) Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. After undergoing a stem cell transplant at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, he has been cancer-free. Stem cells from his younger brother, Michael, were a perfect match […]