At 11 days old, Milo Horner finally got to rest. He’d been fighting for his life for nearly 9 months in utero and 11 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Through it all, Milo’s mom knew he was going to do something great in this world, and she was right. Milo left a […]
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When Parker Widmer and her parents returned to Akron Children’s Hospital’s Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute on Oct. 9, it was a happy reunion with Dr. Benjamin Lou and her nurses and therapists. In appreciation for her care in the center this past summer, the family brought a cash donation, stuffed animals, books and […]
When Devika Walia was born at Wooster Community Hospital on Oct. 1, 1999, at 23 weeks gestation, she weighed a mere 1 pound, 6 oz. – her premature birth made all the more harrowing because her mother delivered 3 babies that day. Doctors told the triplets’ parents they likely only had hours to live. Although […]
I’ve been a girl transported by an ambulance 5 times due to an eating disorder. During my freshman year of high school (2016), I developed an a eating disorder called Female Athlete Triad, which caused me lose 35 pounds, my hair and my period for over a year. Only eating 700 calories a day, I […]
Brooklynn Koeller couldn’t wait to start preschool this fall — and she wasn’t taking no for an answer. As an only child, she was excited to make friends and learn her colors, letters and numbers alongside them. The strong and determined little girl wasn’t going to let her speech delay quiet her determination to […]
School is one of the most universal experiences of childhood – where we make our first friends, learn to read and write, and, hopefully, learn to love learning itself. But some children, such as 3-year-old Bradrick Corley, need a little bit of help in getting there. That’s where Akron Children’s School Health Services comes in. […]