Northwestern High football player recovering from stroke after taking serious hit to the head during game

It was the moment Tyler Carlson, 14, had been waiting for since he started playing football in 3rd grade. He was playing linebacker and runner back during his first varsity Northwestern High School football game. But during the game, he suffered a blow to the head that sent him reeling.

Thanks for the remarkable experience with daughter’s ear tube surgery

Emmerson JacksonMy 21-month-old daughter, Emmerson Jackson, had tubes placed in her ears last Tuesday by Dr. Albert. We cannot say enough good things about our experience.

3 cheers for Madelyne

During a rough summer that included surgery, a hospital stay and rehab, 10-year-old Madelyne Williams always set the pace for everyone around her to have a smile and an upbeat attitude. The Kent Roosevelt High School cheerleaders recognized Madelyne’s “can do” spirit and invited her to join them under the Friday Night Lights.

Drawing inspiration: Teen uses art to express passions

If Akron Children’s Hospital ever had a “super fan,” 15-year-old Christian Lambright would definitely qualify. Christian, who has a neuromuscular disease and has had a tracheostomy, G-tube and mediport since birth, considers Akron Children’s his second home.

Heading back to school with a plan for migraine prevention

Scholar athlete Anna Rosenthal will begin her freshman year at Copley High School this week with a plan in her pocket to combat the severe migraines that caused her to miss 10 percent of 8th grade last year.

Heading back to school with self-esteem in place

Elijah Bell was born 8 years ago without ears, but you would never know that by looking at him today. His ear transformation has taken place over the past 3 years as he has undergone 5 surgeries with Dr. Ananth Murthy, who uses cartilage from Elijah’s own rib cage to craft the ears.