Chris and I have always joked that our kids eat a little bit like garbage disposals. It’s not that they eat a lot of junk, more that they devour anything we put in front of them. Unfortunately, Sam’s less-than-discerning taste buds have landed him in some trouble, and made him a new friend. In January […]
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Last October, a new clinic for brittle bone disease opened at Akron Children’s Hospital with little fanfare, but for families and staff it was a dream come true. Before this clinic opened, parents had to travel hundreds of miles to Omaha, Neb., or Wilmington, Del., to get care for osteogenesis imperfecta (IO), a complex disease […]
On the day of Allie’s surgery, we were greeted by wonderful staff at Akron Children’s Hospital. Each person made us feel comfortable and put our anxiety and our daughter’s fears to rest. The nurses and child life specialist came in and introduced themselves. They asked us if we had any questions and took Allie on […]
At 6′ tall, 230 pounds, Gary Ransom isn’t the average-sized patient at Akron Children’s. And, as his physical therapists will tell you, he isn’t the average athlete either. After suffering a season-ending knee injury last year, this Walsh University senior is ready to the return to football this fall with newfound strength and improved technique […]
We’ve truly experienced the saying “it takes a village” to raise Jordan. I never imagined we would add so many subspecialists to our little man’s team. What is really cool about our journey is how blessed we are to be in a place where if one doctor needs to ask advice from another, they are […]
Like most 9 year olds, Ashley didn’t want to waste any time getting home from school. Spring was in the air and that meant being outdoors and seeing neighbors and friends out and about. She would, no doubt, be helping with the family dinner that night as she loves to cook. Ashley’s bike ride home […]