From a young age, Sharon Hrina, vice president, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, understood the value of a strong work ethic and relationships. It helped her develop many enduring friendships, some dating back to middle school. As a nurse, the trust she built with her patients earned their confidence and cooperation. Sharon tapped those early […]
Five-year-old Eva Xu’s mother called her daughter’s cancer diagnosis a ‘blessing in disguise’ for how it brought their family closer and exposed an inner strength they didn’t realize they had. “Even though it’s a horrible thing, it all depends on how you look at it,” said Eva’s mother, Michelle Chen of Youngstown. “We’ve grown so […]
It was a night for celebrating champions, and James H. Sisek, Esq. was the star of the show. Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley honored Sisek for his years of advocacy and philanthropy at the 2017 Champions for Our Valley’s Children event at The Lake Club in Poland. Sisek’s ongoing generosity and support for the hospital […]
Tyler Jordan’s family first came to Akron Children’s when he was 8 years old to be treated for cerebral palsy, because its Boardman location was close to their home in Niles. His mom, Glenna, remembers being told when Tyler was born that he would never walk, talk, etc. We are happy to say Tyler, now […]
Seventy-three year-old Paula Barrett says she’s done every type of exercise in her life, but she’s never been a runner. Until now. Paula’s on an accelerated track to build up from no running experience to running her first road race, the Color Run 5k in Youngstown on June 11. She’s part of a team, “Four’s […]
I want to thank Melody Case for the opportunity to have our son, Daniel, participate in the Kohl’s Future Fitness Club at the Central Branch YMCA in Youngstown.