Over the past year Brayden has had a journey at Akron Children’s hospital. It started out as a normal day. I went grocery shopping and Brayden went to his grandparents’ house after shopping. I stopped by to pick him up. Brayden said he had to go to the bathroom first then we could go home. […]
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Our story starts in 2011. We were sent to Dr. Pittinger for a ganglion cyst on Devin’s right wrist. The first appointment with a new doctor is a little scary sometimes, but this time it was different. As soon as Dr. Pittinger came in, Devin smiled and said hi. He was comfortable with the doc […]
Putting on and taking off your socks and shoes. That’s something most of us do every day without much effort or thought. But some children need help with such “skills of everyday living” and that’s where an occupational therapist becomes a valuable member of the care team. “Occupational therapists help children improve skills that […]
Breanna Coonce knew something was up when she got home from school and saw a bunch of cars in the driveway. Inside the house were several family members, all standing in silence with worried looks on their faces. “What’s going on?” she asked. And there it was. A few days earlier she’d visited the Akron […]
Last March Bekah had an MRI of her eyes. Unlike most people, who can cross their eyes, Bekah can un-cross hers. It usually only happens when she tucks her chin down and looks up, and happens more when she seems tired. In an effort to make sure that there was no need for any kind […]
Surgery No. 8 is officially in the books. It’s been interesting to watch as Jordan’s reaction to surgery has changed. We’ve also been blessed by meeting so many amazing people as they care for our family. A couple days before our scheduled visit, Jordan and I talked about how Dr. Ponsky would fix his bottom. […]