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Harper celebrates her first birthday

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A whole year has gone by. When I think back to this day a year ago, I didn’t know anything about Harper’s awesomeness before she was born. I remember so many emotions that day: nervousness, excitedness, sadness. I was all over the place. If there was anything I could change, I would make sure I had seen my baby before they told me she had Down syndrome and a heart defect.

Daughters happy and healthy after overcoming twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome

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My husband, Ben, and I had identical twin girls born at 29 weeks on January 25, 2014. The girls were born prematurely because of complications due to twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.

Our triplets are thriving after being born at 29 weeks

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Now all 3 kids are strong, healthy and flourishing. The staff at Akron Children’s Hospital was phenomenal and is a major reason why they are all doing so great.

Thanks for saving my 2 sons

Nikki Beckwith‎

I wanted to share a special thanks to Akron Children’s NICU, surgery teams, ER, and the infant toddler unit on the 7th floor. As well as other staff who help run this incredible hospital.

Surgery scheduled to help strengthen Jordan’s legs

Jordan

We met with Dr. Jones and Dr. Baird to discuss Jordan’s upcoming surgery. Randy had talked with Dr. Jones about potentially correcting Jordan’s left ankle during his hip surgery. The tendon only works on the outside of his foot and has started to shift over his ankle bone.

After spending 200 days in NICU, 24-week preemies are healthy toddlers

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Alexis Host started off with a normal pregnancy. Then she found out she was having twins. Even though she visited her doctor every 2 weeks and strictly followed their orders, she slowly started going into labor at 22 weeks. After 2 weeks of bed rest, Alexis had an emergency C-section and delivered twins Charlee and […]