When Connie Platten looks at the 2016 high school graduation photo of her daughter, Amber Haze Harper, she sees a girl who beat long odds to wear a cap and gown. “Graduation was a milestone nobody expected,” Connie said. “She’s a miracle.” In 2009, Amber was diagnosed with an aggressive type of leukemia at Akron […]
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Neckole Herring has her hands full not only as a mother to four children but as a mother to four children with asthma. “Asthma can mean missed school days for the kids and missed work days for me,” she said. “I have learned asthma is a serious condition that can land your child in the […]
For active and bubbly McKenna Hale, a typical day would start and end with a glass of milk. Her parents, much like many, never thought twice when she asked for a glass. It wasn’t until a whirlwind trip to the pediatrician, emergency room (ER) and hematology inpatient unit at Akron Children’s did they realize […]
Like most kids, Courtney Kirsch just wants to fit in with the crowd at her middle school. With growth and time – and especially with the help of her care team at Akron Children’s Hospital, Courtney has been able to overcome many of the challenges associated with her premature birth and the symptoms of mild […]
From the time Tommy Domotor was a baby, his parents knew there was something special about him. “His mom called him Angel Face because he was such a good baby,” said his aunt Rose Dobbins. Rose became the legal guardian for Tommy, who was 13 at the time, along with his siblings Tibor and Isabella, […]
Seven-year-old Wyatt Hubbard was a bit too focused on his right arm and its brief encounter with a needle to fully grasp the bigger picture. The needle was the first step to begin the infusion of a therapy just approved by the FDA for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare and devastating disease that affects […]