Hope Palmer loves the color purple. She has a contagious smile, plays hard and is determined to keep up with her three older sisters. Seven-year-old Hope may sound like a typical kid, but she has overcome many obstacles. Born in China with multiple health problems, she underwent major back surgery before coming to America. […]
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Nine-year-old Spencer Beal, from Dover, has been selected as the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s (CMNH) Champion for Akron Children’s Hospital. The CMNH Champions program began in 1996 to represent the 10 million children treated at member CMN Hospitals annually. In the past, there has been one Champion per state, but this year the program was […]
Many kids play competitive sports all year long. With all of that physical wear and tear, it’s important for athletes to learn how to take care of their bodies and prevent injuries. Interested in an off-season conditioning program for her daughter’s Ohio Premier travel lacrosse team, Kristi Kerrigan contacted LifeCenter Plus in Hudson. “Akron […]
On Dec. 2, 2017, I was going home from bowling practice when I was involved in a head on collision as I was turning onto a side road. The second that my car hit the truck, I blacked out and didn’t wake up until the ambulance had gotten there. An off-duty police officer from Alliance […]
Addyson Staup has an appetite, and she likes most of the food her parents eat, in pureed form. She runs, she talks and she plays. At 21 months, she’s hitting developmental milestones. She’s a different child from the girl who not long ago was barely able to swallow or use her muscles. Addyson was in […]
Zoey Ryan was born with a 7 millimeter hole in her heart — roughly the diameter of a pencil. Clinically speaking, her diagnosis of ventricular septal defect (VSD), is a fairly common one for infants, but that doesn’t reassure a new mother who’s been told her baby needs open-heart surgery. Zoey, from Beloit, was born in April […]