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Up and Down, In and Out… of the hospital

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One thing we’ve learned is that if doctors say there is a slight chance something might happen, it will happen with Harper. We see more specialists at Akron Children’s Hospital than I ever thought possible.

Not letting rare type of dwarfism define me

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I was born in April on the same day as my great-Grandpa Brubaker. I imagine my parents had a lot of fears, uncertainties and worries about having a child born with a rare disability, but they seldom, if ever, showed this. On the contrary, my parents always urged me to do what I dreamed of doing.

NICU Graduate Spotlight: 2013 graduates Charlee and Lennix

Every year, the annual Walk for Babies showcases a family who has been affected by the Akron Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Going into its 8th year, the event is shining the spotlight on NICU graduates Charlee and Lennix.

Love my pediatrician at Solon ACHP office

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I love the office staff, nurses, and doctors at the Solon location. They are always very accommodating and take your concerns seriously. They always seen to make time for your questions.

Why the NICU in the Mahoning Valley holds a special place in my family’s heart

Oltmann mom with child

96 days. That’s how long it took to bring my family of 5 together under the same roof. Our twins, Harper and Paige, were born at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown last November at just 25 weeks and 5 days. Both girls weighed a little more than a pound, and they were immediately transported […]

Saving Saige – Akron Children’s doctors find heart defect in the nick of time

Dr. Chandrakant Patel examines Saige.

Dr. Kathryn Helmuth, an Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP) physician, who was rounding in the nursery, heard a murmur in a newborn that caused her some concern. The baby was diagnosed with a condition called pulmonary atresia.