condition: Cancer

Cancer Made Me Stronger

Cancer made me strong, it taught me to be tough, to appreciate life’s blessings and to take one day at a time. The staff at Children’s Hospital has always been caring and compassionate. They truly care. I remember going to Hematology camp each year as a child and enjoying time with the medical staff that […]

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Liam’s Story

Liam was born with 16p11.2 deletion syndrome and lots of resulting complications. When his family brought him to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus from their home in West Portsmouth for a surgery, his mom, Edna, noticed that the shape of his head didn’t seem normal.  She asked Liam’s pediatrician about it at his next appointment […]

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Sari’s Story

On August 7, 2017, 16-year-old Sari came home from a wonderful summer in Israel and headed straight to cheer camp with her Bexley High School varsity cheerleading squad the next day. Three days later she returned home with cold-like symptoms. Her family assumed it was simply exhaustion after the busy few weeks she had. After […]

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Ian’s Story

Restoring Ian’s Sight Ian leaned into the wall mirror, put his face against it, stuck out his tongue and stared. “Wow, look at that,” he said in awe. His mother cried. Though he was four and a half years old, he acted as if he were seeing himself for the first time. And he may […]

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Maelee’s Journey

Maelee was born a beautiful, full term, healthy baby. Her father and I had no reason to be concerned about her health, until the day before she turned 4 months old. On that day, she stopped peeing. Over the course of that week, we spent almost every day, either at her pediatrician’s office, or in […]

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Faith’s Journey

Faith was a bubbly 6yr old with a personality that could brighten anyone’s day and a smile that could melt you heart. In August of 2012 that personality and smile seamed to be disappearing slowly. Faith kept getting sick with what i thought was a very bad case of the flu she had all the […]

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Alyks’ Journey

Alyks was born to be a fighter. She was born 7.5 weeks early, however was healthy upon birth and only spent 13 days in the NICU.  Around the age of 3 months old, we noticed she had what we thought was a cold, that just never seemed to go away. Throughout the month, we made […]

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Nash’s Story

When Nash had bruising under his left eye, his parents just thought he had fallen. Then they noticed what appeared to be a tooth infection. Nash was referred to an oral surgeon who took x-rays and completed a biopsy. The results came back that Nash could have three different types of cancer. Nash’s first trip […]

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