Ryder Brown, 3, is working hard with therapists in our rehabilitation department to recover from surgery to remove a brain tumor March 8. Occupational therapist Giavonna Difranco encourages Ryder to knock over a tower of blocks. Exercises like this are designed to help Ryder regain movement in his arms and hands. Ryder has Posterior Fossa […]
What do a 10-year-old cancer survivor and a 25-year-old UFC Bantamweight Champ have in common? A small town in Tuscarawas County, Ohio called Uhrichsville and a desire to help each other get through tough battles. Soon after Maddux Maple was diagnosed with acute lymphocyctic leukemia at age 5 in 2011, everyone in Uhrichsville knew the […]
Do you have great childhood memories of holding your breath through tunnels on road trips? Did your family enjoy playing games, such as trying to “collect” different state license plates, to pass the time? For many, road trip car games like Slug a Bug and the Picnic Game have gone the way of AAA’s famous […]
Samuel Horak loves food so much he started his own home-based restaurant at age 7. Fancy’s, as he calls it, has been serving up pretty much anything and everything available in Sam’s Akron kitchen for the past 2 years. “Sam loves to bake. And he’ll whip me up a grilled cheese for $1 or mix […]
The fabulous fall foliage painted on the windows that line our Locust bridge is thanks to 6 students at Chapel Hill Christian School’s North Campus, their dedicated art teacher and a couple of Akron Children’s patients who happened to wander by. To art teacher Mary Elizabeth Norman, involving kids in a project to help kids […]
Come Nov. 1 when we turn back the clocks, your kids will have a chance to catch up on much-needed sleep. According to a recent study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, teens lose more than a half hour of sleep when we spring forward into Daylight Savings Time the second Sunday of March.