Even though he slept right through it, tiny Braxton Hoffer played the key role in his parents’ engagement. Braxton’s dad, Drew Hoffer, planned his proposal to Sarah Mosier around Braxton’s arrival and ordered a custom-made onesie that read “Mommy, will you marry my daddy?” But a trip to Akron Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) […]
Families share their experiences with Akron Children's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
Recently, families with babies in the Akron Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Akron General got a surprise when the dark and soothing atmosphere gave way to cart after cart of brightly colored gift bags. The bags were a donation from the students at Saint Francis de Sales School in Coventry Township. The group, […]
Despite a perfect pregnancy, Brittany Morse’s little bundle of joy was born 16 weeks early at just 1 pound and 11 ounces. It’s been a long road full of surgeries and prayers the last 6 months in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), but baby Brantley is making big strides and his parents are so […]
Prematurity, a baby born more than 3 weeks early, is the No. 1 cause of infant death according to the latest numbers from the Ohio Department of Health. In Summit County alone, 65 percent of infant deaths from 2012-2016 were due to prematurity. While preterm birth can’t always be prevented, moms-to-be can help lower their […]
Families of NICU alumni are encouraged to send photos for inclusion in the 2014 Cap and Bootie tree.
Aralyn is a true miracle in my and my husband’s eyes. She came to us Sept. 24 – 15 weeks early and after 2 miscarriages. She weighed 1 pound and 14 ounces and was 12.2 inches long. We never thought we would ever face the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), but thanks to Akron Children’s […]