What’s in a number? Well, if you’re 12-year-old Devyn Emmons, it’s time. Time spent at Akron Children’s Hospital. The number “43” is how many surgeries he’s had to date with more on the way. “I’m not sure why I started counting in the first place,” said Crystal Emmons, Devyn’s mom. “When he was in the […]
My 19-month-old son Kohen got MRSA from an infected pimple and needed emergency surgery. Thankfully, he recovered as fast as he fell sick. He was flown to Akron by the Air Bear flight team out of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Warren, Ohio. This was the first flight for both myself and my son, ever. From […]
How many other 5 year olds can boast they’ve helped save lives of thousands of children? Since joining our transport team in November 2008, Air Bear, Akron Children’s pediatric medical transport helicopter, has managed to make a huge impact in the region.
During the nine months of pregnancy no one noticed a thing wrong with any ultrasounds or the baby’s heartbeat.
We would be willing to bet a lot of kids slept the whole way home from Saturday’s 98.1 WKDD Kidz Day at Boettler Park in Green. About 12,000 people came to enjoy non-stop entertainment – just as the radio station promised.
It takes a lot for parents to remain calm when their child is in a life or death situation, especially when it involves their child being transported in a helicopter. Mitchell Holley, a chaplain at Akron Children’s Hospital, is able to be a comforting presence for patients, families and even the crew during their time of need.