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At Akron Children’s, we believe in the power of personal stories to provide support and inspiration. We encourage you to share how we’ve touched you and your family, and by doing so, allow our online community to learn from your experiences.

Celebrating hearts in March

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We think about hearts a lot here at our house. In fact, while everyone else celebrates hearts in February, we reserve most of our excitement for March 6, Happy Heart Day, the day of Bekah’s open heart surgery.

Harper celebrates her first birthday

Harper

A whole year has gone by. When I think back to this day a year ago, I didn’t know anything about Harper’s awesomeness before she was born. I remember so many emotions that day: nervousness, excitedness, sadness. I was all over the place. If there was anything I could change, I would make sure I had seen my baby before they told me she had Down syndrome and a heart defect.

Daughters happy and healthy after overcoming twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome

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My husband, Ben, and I had identical twin girls born at 29 weeks on January 25, 2014. The girls were born prematurely because of complications due to twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.

Our triplets are thriving after being born at 29 weeks

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Now all 3 kids are strong, healthy and flourishing. The staff at Akron Children’s Hospital was phenomenal and is a major reason why they are all doing so great.

Thanks for saving my 2 sons

Nikki Beckwith‎

I wanted to share a special thanks to Akron Children’s NICU, surgery teams, ER, and the infant toddler unit on the 7th floor. As well as other staff who help run this incredible hospital.

Surgery scheduled to help strengthen Jordan’s legs

Jordan

We met with Dr. Jones and Dr. Baird to discuss Jordan’s upcoming surgery. Randy had talked with Dr. Jones about potentially correcting Jordan’s left ankle during his hip surgery. The tendon only works on the outside of his foot and has started to shift over his ankle bone.