We knew going into Sam’s most recent appointment with Dr. Karnani that he is allergic to tree nuts, sesame seeds and cats. We also knew there was the possibility that even though Sam had previously enjoyed peanut butter without a problem, his allergic reaction to a cashew in January may have triggered a potential future […]
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Siblings often have lots of similar characteristics – eye color, temperament – but for the Broom family of Plain Township, their 3 boys have something in common that couldn’t be more different – autism spectrum disorder. “Autism isn’t a cookie-cutter disorder,” said the boys’ mom, Jodi Broom. “Like typical siblings each boy has his own […]
Mother’s Day is usually a time of celebration, when loved ones get together to honor the matriarch of the family. But for those new mothers whose babies are in the neonatal intensive care unit, the holiday can be overlaid with worry and fear. This year, a group of local residents, hospital staff, volunteers from Kids […]
She thought she was coming to Akron Children’s Hospital for yet another appointment, but 11-year-old Madelyne Williams got the surprise of her young lifetime – her “fairy godmother” broke the news that she and her family will soon be taking an all-expenses paid trip to Disney World and Sea World. As Maddie crossed the Bowery […]
As he built a road for his toy cars, 4-year-old Wesley Radebaugh had not one but two friendly playmates by his side. The playmates were occupational therapist Lindsay Ripple and speech therapist Emily Waler, who find working together with Wesley to be a more natural and effective way to help him develop his skills. Wesley’s […]
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. […]