On April 2 more than 600 students from Kent State University, The University of Akron and Walsh University spent their Saturday dancing to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital. Their dedication brought in a combined donation of more than $65,000. Brittany Costa, associate coordinator of special projects for Akron Children’s Foundation, says that for her […]
A child frolicking in a kiddie pool is usually a comforting sign of summer. For the Rupp family, it started an unexpected journey into a rare disorder. Austin Rupp was a typical 21-month-old boy in that pool last July, until he fell down and his leg twisted into an unnatural shape. Austin’s father, Drew Rupp, […]
Seeing the vibrant young lady Emily Kungli is today – the one her mother describes as “spunky, sassy and kind” – you’d never know she was fighting for her life just 3 years ago. It started with an insect bite, and resulted in then-10-year-old Emily being placed in a medically induced coma in the Pediatric […]
Lauren Livengood is mother to 1-year-old Natalie, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduate with Shwachman-Diamond syndrome, a rare genetic condition that affects the bone marrow, pancreas and skeletal system. The Livengoods have a long history with Akron Children’s Hospital, including a 9-month hospital stay beginning when Natalie was just 5 months old. Here, Lauren […]
For Kyle and Lauren Livengood, there’s no greater gift this holiday season than their 17-month old daughter, Natalie.
Firestone High School’s motto has always been ‘success is our tradition.’ And one could argue a tradition started by the school’s swim team back in 1989 has been a rousing success. It all began when the team decided to raise money for Akron Children’s because one of their own members was being treated for leukemia at the hospital. Fast forward to 2015 and the swim team continues to carry on their Kids Helping Kids marathon having raised more than $163,000 for the hospital through the years.