Meet our Heroes

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Learn more about the young patient superheroes we’re highlighting in our specially designated “Hero Zone” stretches of the 2019 FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon & Team Relay. Honor a hero with your donation today!

Saige Strong
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Saige Carpenter
SUPERPOWER:
Growing
DIAGNOSIS:
Pulmonary Atresia
Meet at the National Interstate 8k & 1 Mile
Striker
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Rybecca Rennie
SUPERPOWER:
Super-Human Strength
DIAGNOSIS:
32 Broken Bones
Meet at the Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k
Volt
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Brayden McDonald
SUPERPOWER:
Harnessing Electricity & Making Lives Brighter
DIAGNOSIS:
Cystic Fibrosis
MILE MARKER:
0.8 & 10
Captain Courageous
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Madison Harrison
SUPERPOWER:
Dancing through life’s obstacles
DIAGNOSIS:
Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy
MILE MARKER:
Coming Soon!
Supreme
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Jessalyn Hartsfield
SUPERPOWER:
Powerful Voice
DIAGNOSIS:
Primordial Dwarfism
MILE MARKER:
Coming Soon!
Super Sparky
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Cory Michalec
SUPERPOWER:
Gift of Gab
DIAGNOSIS:
Premature and Cerebral Palsy
MILE MARKER:
4.05
Wonder Katie
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Katie Michalec
SUPERPOWER:
Animal Whisperer
DIAGNOSIS:
Prematurity
MILE MARKER:
4.05
Marvelous Mary
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Mary Moy
SUPERPOWER:
Overcoming Adversity
DIAGNOSIS:

Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease &

Congential Anomaly of Urinary System

MILE MARKER:
Coming Soon!
Super Kyle
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Kyle Nottingham
SUPERPOWER:
Contagious Smile
DIAGNOSIS:
Leukodystrophy Hypomyelinating 6
MILE MARKER:
Coming Soon!
Princess Sunshine
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Hope Palmer
SUPERPOWER:
Smiling
DIAGNOSIS:
Cerebral Palsy
MILE MARKER:
Coming Soon!
Mighty Miles
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Miles Postak
SUPERPOWER:
Moving Mountains
DIAGNOSIS:
Spina Bifida
MILE MARKER:
Coming Soon!
Smile Maker
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Lucas Ransom
SUPERPOWER:
Ability to Make People Feel Loved
DIAGNOSIS:
Complications from Group B Streptococcus
Mr. Unstoppable
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Joey Ricci
SUPERPOWER:
Conquering the Medically Impossible
DIAGNOSIS:
Mitochondrial Disease
MILE MARKER:
11.9
Donny Man
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Donovan Stringer
SUPERPOWER:
Durability & Kindness
DIAGNOSIS:
Liver Cancer
MILE MARKER:
Coming Soon!
Super Jay
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Jayden Wallace
SUPERPOWER:
Teleporting & Invisibility
DIAGNOSIS:
Burn Survivor
MILE MARKER:
Coming Soon!
Dolphin Whisperer
KNOWN IN REAL LIFE AS:
Madelyne Williams
SUPERPOWER:
Infectious Smile
DIAGNOSIS:
Prematurity, Chronic Lung Disease & Cerebral Palsy
MILE MARKER:
Coming Soon!
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