I would recommend this children’s hospital to anybody! My daughter, McKenzi, was born Jan. 9, 2014, at MedCentral (OhioHealth) Mansfield Hospital. After giving birth to her, they placed her in my arms and let me feed her. She ate with no problem, but later through the evening and next day she got to where she […]
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Check out our #Top10 Facebook posts in 2016. What an awesome year! 1. Petie turned 25 today! He visited his favorite patient Jerry, who’s brushing his hair as part of therapy. Thanks to Victory Gallop for sharing him with us since 1997. (Oct. 13) Watch the video: http://bit.ly/2ibUivA 2. Santa made the holiday season much […]
At her 14 week checkup, Alicia and Brent Ford were excited to see how the newest member of their family was doing. The couple already had 5 children between them so they felt like they knew what to expect at the ultrasound. But, when the word ‘gastroschisis’ was used to describe their new baby’s condition, […]
The problem that brought 7th-grader Ethan Herald to pediatric psychologist Katrina Lindsay at Akron Children’s Hospital was a vocal stutter he later named his “echo tic.” Ethan is outgoing and had no trouble with church readings or speaking in front of his class at Northwest Middle School in Canal Fulton. But when he was nervous […]
I’m sure you were not expecting to spend the holidays in hospital with your newborn child. The life of the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care) can be challenging, stressful and most of all scary. We would like to share our story with you – Tailyn’s journey – with hope that it may help your family. My […]
Sporting a bright yellow t-shirt declaring himself a “leukemia survivor,” 11-year-old Joshua Berr pulled a wagon full to toys through the halls of Akron Children’s Hospital. He remembers spending Christmas in the hospital and wants to bring a bit of cheer for those now in the same situation. “It’s pretty bad,” Joshua recalls. “You can […]