Baby with cancer inspires hope in family and community (Videos)


Torence Thomas was diagnosed with cancer at 3 months old. He underwent his last chemotherapy treatment at 5 months, and today he’s in remission. His story has captured the hearts of the Mahoning Valley community.

Epilepsy took its toll, but Maddie’s future is now bright


Epilepsy Awareness Day, also known as “Purple Day,” was founded in 2008 by 9-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia with the help of her local chapter of the Epilepsy Association.

Blanket and lizard go long way in surgery

Galperin after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

I couldn’t imagine a better hospital experience for my son. He was nervous going into his tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy and the nurses and staff couldn’t have been more amazing.

Genes may explain higher ACL injuries in girls, according to new research

Bethany Jewell

In a groundbreaking study, Dr. Kerwyn Jones, chairman of orthopedic surgery at Akron Children’s, found genes may explain the higher rates of ACL injuries for female athletes.

Unexpected journey begins after newborn daughter is diagnosed with Down syndrome and heart defect

Harper Grace Cunningham was born on March 3 at 1 p.m.

As March 3 quickly approached, I prepared my 1st grade classroom at Walker Elementary School in Canton for my long-term substitute. My husband, Aaron, a sergeant in the Ohio National Guard, prepared his tasks for the 2 weeks he’d be out. My 2-year-old son, Landon, and 8-year-old stepdaughter, Kaitlyn, ran around with excitement as the arrival of their little sister grew closer.

A cycle of caring – Akron Children’s Hospital NICU


When I was 3 years old, Akron Children’s Hospital saved my life. A regional hospital nearby sent me to Akron Children’s when they were unable to diagnose my symptoms. The team there discovered that I had appendicitis, and removed my appendix immediately – just before it ruptured.