Living with congenital cataracts

In 2011 I gave birth to my second child via emergency C-section at 39 weeks gestation. Besides some delivery complications, Ryder, at 8 lbs., 7 oz., seemed to be a healthy baby boy. His pediatrician came in the room and told us that Ryder was diagnosed with congenital cataracts, a very rare condition to be […]


Palliative care eases the burden for Akron family

In the spring of 2013, Sandi and David Cleavenger anxiously awaited the birth of their first child. Jack arrived prematurely, and soon after, his parents learned he had a problem with his heart. He was also born with Down syndrome. The couple was shocked by the news.

Juvenile diabetes mellitus type 1

Research studies aim to advance diabetes treatment

You may already know that Akron Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare provider in Northeast Ohio. But you might not realize that it is also at the forefront of research, with the ability to make significant healthcare advances for infants, children and adolescents through scientific discovery and creativity.