Woman who survived cancer fight names baby after doctor who saved her life
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio – Athena Mericsko says her name symbolizes strength, but it took just one word to shake her to her core – cancer. "It took me by surprise," Mericsko told WJW. "I was training for a marathon." Diagnosed with Leukemia in 2012, Mericsko says she was taking things day by day. Her rigorous treatment included multiple blood transfusions, 48 arsenic treatments and three rounds of chemotherapy.