Hopeless is defined as a feeling or causing despair about something. After multiple complications and miscarriages, Marchelle Simms and her husband, Greg, knew the feeling all too well. It wasn’t until a chance visit from a high-risk specialist that Marchelle realized there was hope for moms like her. “My husband was in the Marine Corps […]
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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 […]
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 […]
A little over a year ago we took my son Jayden to a local hospital with a fever. We treated him all night with medicine and cool baths. That hospital stated he had a double inner ear infection. We filled his prescription and went home. The next day there was not ANY improvement. We called […]
For me, Halloween is the anniversary of the day our lives changed. It was certainly a scary day, but it was also filled with hope. By now many of you know the story of my son, and may have read about the wonderful doctors and nurses and organizations that have played a crucial role in […]