Change Bandit spotlight: 4 year old doing his part


James is an active preschooler. He loves to run and enjoys being outdoors. He also puts his extra energy to good use by raising funds for Akron Children’s Hospital.

Things come full circle for mom after Akron Children’s saves her son’s life


In 2003, Julie Keyser volunteered for Akron Children’s “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon. Little did she know that 10 years later, the hospital would save her son Zach’s life. Hear their story during the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon on WKDD Feb. 12-14.

A little more than a year after cancer diagnosis, Luke is once again active and healthy

Luke with his dog

Luke Ritchey was never what his mom, Sharon, would call a sick kid. Growing up, he never had so much as an ear infection. But things took an unexpected turn when Luke started to have a headache on Christmas Eve 2013

Mahoning Valley NICU and special care nursery were there for me and my triplets … every step of the way


Shocked. That’s how I would describe my reaction when they told me that I was having triplets. Shocked and scared. But that changed immediately when the team at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley stepped up to become my partner, and they stayed with me every step of the way.

Discharge day: Thankful for miracle baby’s medical team

Kandice Ramsey

Feb. 4, 2015, was a monumental day in our family’s lives. Kandice Jean Ramsey turned 5 months old and her journey at Akron Children’s Hospital ended. She went home!

Personalized care helps NICU grad overcome breathing difficulties


My story is now 37 years in the making. My mother had given birth to 4 babies from 2 marriages and all died within 6 weeks of age from what she was told was S.I.D.S. When she found out she was pregnant for the fifth time, she was sent to Dr. Benfield to make sure I lived.