Kaitlynn Kurdziel, 19, was used to dancing every day – and at a high level – until an unfortunate fall one day while practicing. In February 2017, the dance management major at Youngstown State University hit a slippery spot on the floor, did a turn, lost traction and broke her ankle. She was at a […]
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.
Lori and Oscar Hoit of Austintown are still waiting for their “new normal” to kick in after their son, Connor, was diagnosed with leukemia last year. Until then, it’s one day at a time, if not one second at a time, as they try to adjust to their new lives as parents of a child […]
More than 2,000 miles separated Amy Tippets from her nearest family members when she and her husband, Trevor, received difficult news 16 weeks into their third pregnancy. Their in-utero daughter was diagnosed not only with Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), but with a congenital heart defect called AVSD that would require surgery soon after she was […]
We all have special people in our lives who have illuminated our hearts with their friendship, love or simple acts of kindness. At this year’s Hope Lights the Way event, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m., you can pay special tribute to a friend or loved one, living or deceased, by having a luminaria dedicated in […]
In its first year participating in a national award program recognizing respiratory therapy excellence, the hospital had no trouble identifying a fitting inaugural winner. Mahoning Valley’s Christine Loomis earned Akron Children’s Hospital’s first PHIL Award, the only nationally recognized award for respiratory therapists, which was presented earlier this month. She was chosen through a process […]
“They’re an instant party.” That’s how Brian Baddorf described his quadruplets, 3 girls and a boy, as they entertained themselves frolicking around furnishings in the lobby of Kay Jewelers Pavilion. “It doesn’t matter what toys or objects they have, they just make believe. They just talk to each other for hours on end,” Brian said. […]