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Help Chelsea raise money

For participating in FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay

My Story…

On November 20th, our daughter Nora Mae was was diagnosed with a heart defect called VSD (Ventricular Septal Defect). Due to the size of the hole, surgery would be required to fix the defect. A month later, on December 20th, Nora had her VSD repair surgery and it was a complete success. She did so well, she was able to come home just 48 hours after open heart surgery with a smile on her face. Having a child get diagnosed with a heart defect is the scariest thing we could have imagined. Everyone in the Heart Center and the PICU were absolutely wonderful and it made our stay at Akron Children's Hospital a little bit more comforting. Thankfully Nora's VSD was caught when she was just 3 months old so the problem could be fixed early on in her life. Now she'll a normal life with just routine check ups as she grows up.


Thank you for visiting my Children's Champion page where I'm tracking my fundraising for the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon.

While Children's is ranked among the best children's hospitals in the country, it's their compassionate approach to treatment that makes them truly exceptional. Through a combination of revolutionary treatments and extraordinary patient experience, their care does more than heal. It brings the entire family together for the emotional support and understanding across multiple locations to reach families in the communities where they live.

Thank you for your support of Akron Children's mission and dedication to improving the health of the children in our community.


Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Jul 17 DeeDee and Waid Farmer $100.00
Jun 11 Mary Christine Photography $20.00
Jan 19 Cynthia Lipinski God Bless you and your sweet baby! Love you! $20.00
Jan 09 Anonymous $25.00