As most parents of young children, you unfortunately become very familiar with Urgent Care because sickness occurs at the most random times. Last week my husband and I brought our daughter to Urgent Care at Akron Children’s Hudson location on a Sunday afternoon. We ended up at the Hudson location because it was the only […]
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To hear people describe 7 year-old Mary Moy, you’ll hear words like athletic, strong, fast, sassy, a personality that lights up a room. But outside of the Maplewood Elementary School second grader’s family and closest friends, you wouldn’t know she has Stage 3 chronic kidney disease with approximately just 50% kidney function. Almost from birth, […]
Last winter, my son Dominic had fevers for about 14 days straight. We were told that it was viral, so we kept on it and also switch to a new doctor at Akron Children’s – Dr. (Jackie) Lickliter in the Boardman office. He was having severe head pain that was also affecting his vision. My […]
My daughter Kaedyn was 9 days old when she started seizing. She was rushed to our local hospital in East Liverpool, Ohio. After finding that her white blood cell count was 58,000, she was then life flighted by Akron Children’s Hospital. She spent 2 weeks in the PICU (pediatric intensive care unit) where she fought hard […]
Loop by loop, 10-year-old Alayna Mendenhall weaved her way to a goal of having a service dog by her side. Born with spina bifida, the 5th grader from Massillon weaves colorful potholders, which she sells for $3 each on Etsy.com. The potholder sales plus a GoFundMe page raised the $8,000 she needs for a specially […]
Sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait may sound interchangeable, but the prognosis and care are as different as night and day. For kids diagnosed with sickle cell, Akron Children’s has a team of medical specialists who provide ongoing education and care so families are never in the dark about the blood disorder. Three years […]