Meet our Heroes

ACHero

Learn more about the young patient superheroes we’re highlighting in our specially designated “Hero Zone” stretches of the 2018 FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon & Team Relay. Honor a hero with your donation today!

Turbo
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Cam Betz
SUPERPOWER:
Being Super Fast
DIAGNOSIS:
Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome
Meet at the National Interstate 8k & 1 Mile
Hot Rod
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Laine Goodyear
SUPERPOWER:
Speed & Agility
DIAGNOSIS:
Arthrogryposis
Meet at the Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k
Aquous
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Rylee Kulick
SUPERPOWER:
Sonic-Speed Swimming
DIAGNOSIS:
Prematurity
MILE MARKER:
0.1 & 12.5
Super Girl
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Ava Lee
SUPERPOWER:
Jumping High
DIAGNOSIS:
Sickle Cell Disease
MILE MARKER:
2.5
Basketball Player
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Olivia Lee
SUPERPOWER:
Shooting a Basketball
DIAGNOSIS:
Sickle Cell Disease
MILE MARKER:
2.5
Bow Girl
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Tessa Puma
SUPERPOWER:
Positivity
DIAGNOSIS:
Necrotizing Fasciitis
MILE MARKER:
4.85
Wonder Girl
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Layla Popik
SUPERPOWER:
Courtesy
DIAGNOSIS:
Achondroplasia
MILE MARKER:
6.25
Super Athletic Devyn
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Devyn Emmons
SUPERPOWER:
Athleticism
DIAGNOSIS:
Gastroschisis & Arthrogryposis
MILE MARKER:
6.5
Glitter Girl
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Jane Sanford
SUPERPOWER:
Superior Protector
DIAGNOSIS:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia & Food Allergy
MILE MARKER:
8
Just Jude the Super Dude
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Jude Sanford
SUPERPOWER:
Smashing Expectations
DIAGNOSIS:
Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy & Hemiparesis
MILE MARKER:
8
Hannah Strong
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Hannah Tringhese
SUPERPOWER:
X-Ray Vision
DIAGNOSIS:
Optic Pathway Glioma
MILE MARKER:
9.25
Abby the Super Dog
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Abby Tringhese
SUPERPOWER:
Shake Off Challenges
DIAGNOSIS:
Sensory Processing Disorder
MILE MARKER:
9.25
Colitis Fighter
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Joshua Detweiler
SUPERPOWER:
Fight Evil While Spreading Joy
DIAGNOSIS:
Ulcerative Colitis
MILE MARKER:
9.8
Cerebral Palsy Power
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Levi Detweiler
SUPERPOWER:
Determination
DIAGNOSIS:
Cerebral Palsy
MILE MARKER:
9.8
Princess Ninja
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Emmie Wanzer
SUPERPOWER:
Super Speed
DIAGNOSIS:
Transverse Myelitis
MILE MARKER:
10.4
Super Smiles
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Maritza Harper
SUPERPOWER:
Ultimate Medicine Taker
DIAGNOSIS:
Kidney Failure
MILE MARKER:
17.8
The Bam
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Beckett Christy
SUPERPOWER:
Escaping
DIAGNOSIS:
Down Syndrome
MILE MARKER:
19.2
The Lineman
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Joe Gavriloff
SUPERPOWER:
Tackling Strength
DIAGNOSIS:
Hearing Loss
MILE MARKER:
25.6
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