“A marathon is metaphor for life,” said Meb Keflezighi, while visiting Akron Children’s patients Thursday afternoon. “It’s not a sprint. It’s about resilience and being in it for the long haul.” In Akron to receive the 2016 Akron Marathon Ambassador Award presented by Westfield Bank, Meb is the only person to win an Olympic medal, […]
There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.
On a late summer evening, LaTonya Lewis was gathered with a group of parents in West Akron as their sons and daughters held football and cheerleading practices on the eve of a new school year. LaTonya, the outreach coordinator for Ohio’s Region Six Sickle Cell Program based at Akron Children’s Hospital, used the opportunity to reach […]
Tyler Jordan’s family first came to Akron Children’s when he was 8 years old to be treated for cerebral palsy, because its Boardman location was close to their home in Niles. His mom, Glenna, remembers being told when Tyler was born that he would never walk, talk, etc. We are happy to say Tyler, now […]
Breanna Coonce knew something was up when she got home from school and saw a bunch of cars in the driveway. Inside the house were several family members, all standing in silence with worried looks on their faces. “What’s going on?” she asked. And there it was. A few days earlier, she’d visited Akron Children’s […]
Fun-loving and easygoing – that’s Tyler Stratton. These traits helped him overcome many hurdles, and made him a favorite patient of his doctor and the staff at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. Born with a congenital shortening in his left femur, or thighbone, Tyler had a 5-centimeter difference in his leg lengths. To correct the […]
Each year, children across the country receive around 4.25 million computed tomography (CT or CAT) scans. These scans offer a distinct picture of what’s going on inside a child’s body to help doctors diagnose conditions such as cancer, fractures, infections such as appendicitis, and more. Yet these specialized scans don’t come without risk. “Being pediatric […]