13 year old with sickle cell disease commissioned as “Pilot for a Day”

Javionte Allen as Pilot for a Day

Watching her 13 year-old son, who’s battled Sickle Cell Disease since birth, be sworn in as an honorary second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force had Tia Allen beaming with pride this month at the 910th Airlift Wing in Vienna.

A day in the life of hospital perfusionists

Tom Murray

Tom Murray and Mike Corrigan like to compare themselves to airline pilots. That’s because their jobs as perfusionists at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center call for them to work in tandem with each other almost daily.

Saving Saige – Akron Children’s doctors find heart defect in the nick of time

Dr. Chandrakant Patel examines Saige.

Dr. Kathryn Helmuth, an Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP) physician, who was rounding in the nursery, heard a murmur in a newborn that caused her some concern. The baby was diagnosed with a condition called pulmonary atresia.

Miss Karen opens up her closet for children in need


It wasn’t long after Karen Ingram of Akron Children’s Locust Pediatric Care Group noticed a few refugee families in need that she took matters into her own hands. As a mother herself,she felt compelled to help these families whose children were in desperate need of the most basic necessities.

What parents should know about pinkeye

Photo: Wikipedia

Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, means just that: Your eye is pink. So, there can be many causes for a pink or reddish eye. Anything from seasonal allergies to lodged foreign bodies to bacterial and viral infections can cause irritation in a child’s eye.

Clubs for Kids Golf Classic nets nearly $60,000 for Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley


The 4th annual Clubs for Kids Golf Classic to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley was held Friday, Aug. 1, at the Youngstown Country Club. A total of 36 teams and 144 golfers participated. The event raised nearly $60,000, bringing the 4-year total to more than $200,000 for Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley programs and services. […]