Living with congenital cataracts

In 2011 I gave birth to my second child via emergency C-section at 39 weeks gestation. Besides some delivery complications, Ryder, at 8 lbs., 7 oz., seemed to be a healthy baby boy. His pediatrician came in the room and told us that Ryder was diagnosed with congenital cataracts, a very rare condition to be […]


Palliative care eases the burden for Akron family

In the spring of 2013, Sandi and David Cleavenger anxiously awaited the birth of their first child. Jack arrived prematurely, and soon after, his parents learned he had a problem with his heart. He was also born with Down syndrome. The couple was shocked by the news.

Champions for Our Valley’s Children Celebration Dinner

Celebrating a night of ‘Champions’ in the Mahoning Valley

There are many ways patients and families say “thank you” to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley for making a difference in their lives.

On Tuesday, May 12, we got the chance to thank those who make a difference to us during the fifth annual Champions for Our Valley’s Children Celebration Dinner.