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 […]
Families share their experiences with Akron Children's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
When Katie Koblenzer Orendorf woke up on July 26, 2016 with sharp pains, she thought she had pulled her back golfing the day before. Luckily she went to Cleveland Clinic Akron General because, at 26 weeks pregnant with twins, she was going into labor. A hospital resident told her they were going to administer a […]
Nearly 200 NICU “graduates,” their families and hospital staff converged on Beeghly campus for the second NICU reunion. Guests were treated to children’s games, an ice cream truck, playground, selfie station and an opportunity to visit with hospital staff who they formed bonds with during their stay. Event planners called the event a huge success […]
“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. […]
There was a time, not so long ago, when our family measured life by days…minutes…and breaths taken. Each day was a blessing, and we recognized the true miracles we were witnessing. On Nov. 12, 2013, our daughters Paige and Harper came into this world fighting. They arrived too soon at 25 weeks and 5 days […]
I remember the excitement of my high school and college graduations. I was also excited (and a little sad) to watch Bekah this past spring as she graduated from preschool. So far, though, no graduation has surpassed the amazing (and a little scary) feeling of the day we brought home our NICU graduate. Looking back […]