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Tears of joy after seeing our son pink for the first time after open heart surgery

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One year ago around 8 a.m. we handed our son Jonathan at 10 months old, over to his heart surgeon for his second open heart surgery. When the surgeon came to talk to us about the surgery, they told us our son was pink. Tears came falling down, tears of relief.

Surgeons reshape baby’s skull to correct rare form of craniosynostosis

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Renae Kovacs may have been born without a soft spot, but her surgeons sure have a soft spot for her. Renae has a rare condition, called trigoncephaly metopic craniosynostosis, that causes the plates of a baby’s skull to fuse together too early to give the brain room to grow properly. Typical babies have a soft spot that allows room for growth.

Getting through surgeries with the help of a “friend”

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When Madison Riley counts to 5 before going into surgery, the last person she sees is the same person she sees when it’s all done – Ron Tharp, a certified registered nurse anesthetist at Akron Children’s Hospital. Some may think this is coincidence, but for the Riley family, having Uncle Ron – as Madison calls him – by her side is a calculated matter of trust.

Thanks for the top-notch customer service and terrific staff

Bowe family

I serve as the superintendent of a public school system in NE Ohio. My daughters both have been treated at Akron Children’s, but for the first time one of them needed a minor surgery. I can’t begin to tell you how kind, caring, and knowledgeable every single person we met was. It was truly exceptional.

My beautiful and strong miracle baby

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I went to Fort Jackson from Ohio, to go to my fiance’s graduation at basic training. I was 21 weeks pregnant. The night we came back I was having really bad pains, but I ignored them because I didn’t want to feel guilty for waking my mom up to take me to the triage.

Team effort makes pneumonia and respiratory distress stay easier

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I wanted to say thank you to all the staff. My daughter was in the hospital for 4 days with pneumonia and respiratory distress.