A child frolicking in a kiddie pool is usually a comforting sign of summer. For the Rupp family, it started an unexpected journey into a rare disorder. Austin Rupp was a typical 21-month-old boy in that pool last July, until he fell down and his leg twisted into an unnatural shape. Austin’s father, Drew Rupp, […]
Seeing the vibrant young lady Emily Kungli is today – the one her mother describes as “spunky, sassy and kind” – you’d never know she was fighting for her life just 3 years ago. It started with an insect bite, and resulted in then-10-year-old Emily being placed in a medically induced coma in the Pediatric […]
Lauren Livengood is mother to 1-year-old Natalie, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduate with Shwachman-Diamond syndrome, a rare genetic condition that affects the bone marrow, pancreas and skeletal system. The Livengoods have a long history with Akron Children’s Hospital, including a 9-month hospital stay beginning when Natalie was just 5 months old. Here, Lauren […]
“Give me your money, honey!” That’s the line 5-year-old Change Bandit Fiona Smith used last year to collect more than her weight in spare change – 36 pounds – during the annual “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon. This year, she aims to beat that number to help all the kids at Akron Children’s […]
James is an active preschooler. He loves to run and enjoys being outdoors. He also puts his extra energy to good use by raising funds for Akron Children’s Hospital.
This year, St. Sebastian Parish School students were Change Bandits for the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon.