What's behind Clyde kids' cancers?

CLYDE Tanner Hisey lowered his head into hands and leaned into his mother's stomach.
Sarah Weber
May 24, 2010

CLYDE

Tanner Hisey lowered his head into hands and leaned into his mother's stomach.

"I have a headache," he said.

The lanky 10-year-old had just returned from treatment in Toledo. He was diagnosed with leukemia in August.

"They gave him more blood tonight, so hopefully tomorrow he will feel better," his mom, Donna Hisey said, watching her son saunter off to bed.

Tanner is one of more than 18 Clyde-Green Springs area children diagnosed with cancer.

A study by the Ohio Department of Health confirmed in 2006 there is an abnormally high number of childhood cancer cases in the small community.

A second study analyzing the backgrounds of the sick children then raised more questions than it answered.