My wife Amy and I were talking earlier this week and reminiscing about this time 3 years ago. It always brings a somber reminder about one of the toughest things I’ve personally had to go through. On Nov. 14, 2013, one of our triplets Charlie started showing signs of an infection in his stomach while he […]
Families share their experiences with Akron Children's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
When KeShawn Sanders Jackson was born prematurely at 23 weeks gestation, he weighed just 1 lb. 5 oz. He spent the first few months of his life at Akron Children’s neonatal intensive care unit at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital before being transferred to the NICU at Children’s Akron campus. Through every step of the way, […]
25 years ago on Sept. 18, 1991, I came home from Akron Children’s Hospital. I had defied all odds, but the battle was far from over. I was born on July 18, 1991, via emergency c-section and was whisked away to Akron Children’s as soon as I was stable. In the days leading up […]
Tuesday was a big day in the young life of Claire Wardle. After 294 days in Akron Children’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), Claire was going home to be with her twin brother, James, and her jubilant parents, Barry and Rachel. “I can’t believe it’s finally here,” said Barry. “I could go on and on […]
After years of trying to have a baby, my husband and I found out we were pregnant in June of 2015. We were beyond excited! I had to go to the doctor a lot because of my age and blood pressure – I was over 35 with high blood pressure. In September, we found out 2 […]
Amy McNair and her husband Don are so appreciative of the care they received when their son Jackson was born at 29 weeks. Amy, a consultant for Thirty-One Gifts wanted to give back to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and gifted the department with 50 insulated totes for preemie moms, stuffed with snacks, chapstick, notepad, […]