In between bowling, singing, banging on a tambourine and playing a video game, 4-year-old Hussein Hikmat was having too much fun to know he was in speech therapy with the goal of getting him ready for pre-school in a few weeks. The affection Hussein has for his speech therapist Delaney Malley – he calls her […]
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Cody Holland formed a special bond with his Akron Children’s physical therapist that even transcends deep-rooted football rivalries. Holland worked with Erin Shilling, an Akron Children’s physical therapist in the pediatric-focused sports medicine program at our Beeghly campus, for nearly all of his 70-plus therapy sessions after tearing his ACL, MCL and PCL in a season-ending […]
As 14-year-old Mogadore High School freshman Logan Penix was gearing up to play in a weekend tournament with his travel baseball team last year, he suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in his knee. “Logan is a natural athlete,” said Logan’s dad, Jason. “Sports are his world so this was a devastating injury to […]
Wrapping up her travel basketball season and beginning try-outs for the Walsh Jesuit freshman volleyball team, Jackie Deininger was on a 14-year-old girl’s Cloud Nine – feeling strong and healthy and excited about the new chapter in her life – high school. But things began to change when she developed the symptoms of a cold […]
When I was pregnant, the thought of having twins was exciting and overwhelming. When I gave birth 7 weeks early, it was scary. But when I saw my baby girl for the first time, and she didn’t look as we expected, it was a huge mix of emotions. Our daughter, Olivia, was born with a […]
Samuel Horak loves food so much he started his own home-based restaurant at age 7. Fancy’s, as he calls it, has been serving up pretty much anything and everything available in Sam’s Akron kitchen for the past 2 years. “Sam loves to bake. And he’ll whip me up a grilled cheese for $1 or mix […]