Elijah Harper sat on the couch in his family’s Akron home, flipping a pencil end over end, moving it through the air to resemble a gymnast flipping across the floor. “He does this all the time,” said his mother, Pepin Harper. Elijah, 9, taught himself gymnastics by watching YouTube videos and tumbling in his backyard. […]
My son Jayden has been coming to Akron Children’s since 2004. I wanted to share this video with you. It was posted by a parent of one of my son’s teammates on my social media page and had 4k views in less than 24 hours.
Kaela Keller should be filling out applications for college, learning how to drive, practicing sprints with the Garaway High School Track team and looking for a fun part-time job. Instead, the 17 year old from Dover has put many of those plans on hold as she undergoes chemotherapy to fight spine and brain tumors at Akron Children’s Hospital.
Shawna Roach has always enjoyed the benefits that come with Akron Children’s family-centered philosophy for both patients and employees. She was a single mom when she began her career here as a medical assistant 15 years ago.
The Nutcracker is the magical and lighthearted story of a small girl’s dream on Christmas Eve. You recall the story. As she sleeps on Christmas Eve, the main dancer Clara dreams a toy nutcracker given to her by the wizard Drosselmeyer comes to life.
When Shawna Roach’s daughter, Mackenzie, was diagnosed with a brain tumor shortly after her eighth birthday, Shawna quickly discovered the benefits of using a CaringBridge website to keep friends and family updated about Mackenzie’s condition.