Melina was a vibrant, energetic four-year-old girl who brought joy to the faces of everyone she met. Unfortunately, on May 22, 2020 her life and the lives of her family changed forever when she was diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor called Diffuse Midline Glioma. Her fight with this deadly tumor ended on June 24, 2020 when she passed away. While her […]
Mikalyn has bravely survived 6 brain surgeries – just don’t call her a ‘tough cookie’
Spending the night in the hospital is not how many 11-year-old girls would want to spend their holiday break from school, but Mikalyn “Mika” Dado didn’t mind. With a well-loved blanket and a cuddly monkey named Georgie, she was planning to watch movies with her mom, enjoy popcorn and milkshakes, and post a few TikTok […]
Here We Go Again and Again
For some reason the ease that we might feel from having Jordan’s shunt replaced was short lived as this was the first he had expressed discomfort after his surgery. The neuro team at Akron Children’s told us there is a high rate of malfunction in the first year. This doesn’t really put your mind at […]
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