“Have Spacesuit Will Travel,” reads the shirt of Weston Yoder, 5. Over a piece of pepperoni pizza, he described all the planets (and dwarf planets!), told me about the meteorite he held at a museum in Denver and the planetarium he sat in. He said he wants to be an astronaut. Books with Curious George […]
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My son Gage was diagnosed with gastroschisis (an abdominal wall defect) at 19 weeks (gestation) and it killed us. He was born 8 weeks early via emergency c-section at Cleveland Clinic Akron General when his heart stopped – at 4:17 p.m. He weighed just 3 pounds and 3 ounces! He was transported to Akron Children’s. […]
My daughter’s name is Kiersten Cazzell, and she is 12 years old. She has had epilepsy since she was 18 months old. We originally received care at another children’s hospital, but after 9 years of switching medicines and exhausting all testing we were getting nowhere. Her seizures were so bad – 40-45 minute long episodes! […]
We have come to another part of our journey that will change our family dynamics. We are adding P3! Another step in the right direction. Randy and I cannot express the joy that fills our hearts when we talk about our P1, P2 and now P3. God could not have blessed us with more joy […]
When Connie Platten looks at the 2016 high school graduation photo of her daughter, Amber Haze Harper, she sees a girl who beat long odds to wear a cap and gown. “Graduation was a milestone nobody expected,” Connie said. “She’s a miracle.” In 2009, Amber was diagnosed with an aggressive type of leukemia at Akron […]
Neckole Herring has her hands full not only as a mother to four children but as a mother to four children with asthma. “Asthma can mean missed school days for the kids and missed work days for me,” she said. “I have learned asthma is a serious condition that can land your child in the […]