Kids with disabilities receive modified toy cars

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) — Go Baby Go is a program that provides modified, ride-on cars for young children with disabilities. About 25 children and their families came to the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Saturday morning to pick up a new ride. “A lot of these kids can’t sit up by themselves, they’re not […]

Hirschbecks deliver holiday magic to Palliative Care families

Any positive break from the routine is welcomed for Traci Fraelich. The single mother from Newton Falls has been the primary caregiver for daughter Ella Marquette, 10, since she was born with a structural abnormality in her brain. “When you’re at home and isolated and doing complex medical care for your child 24/7, you feel […]

Hirschbecks deliver Christmas cheer to palliative care families

Organizers had to get a little creative this year, but no way were the Hirschbecks going to let a pandemic get in the way of brightening the spirits of some very deserving and special children this year.John and Denise Hirschbeck, founders of the Magic of Michael Foundation, each year shop for, purchase, wrap and present […]

Magic of Michael Foundation raises money for kids in need

NORTH LIMA, Ohio — Before he passed away in 2014 at the age of 27, Michael Hirschbeck loved baseball. His father, John, was a Major League Baseball umpire.  When Michael passed away, his family created the “Magic of Michael Foundation” to help children and their families get resources like wheelchairs or service animals.  To raise […]