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8th annual Walk for Babies is most successful walk yet

The 8th annual Walk for Babies, an event dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the Akron Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), had its most successful event yet on Sept. 21, and raised more than $109,000. Since its start in 2007, Walk for Babies has raised more than $600,000 for the NICU.

NICU grad 31 years later

Casey Newman and Charlotte

I have been reading Akron Children’s blog for a while now, and I always get a special sense of pride when I read about patient success stories and grateful families. I want to share my story too. I am writing to say thank you. I am not writing as a thankful parent or family member, but as a NICU graduate now 31 years old.

Weekend full of radiothon, fundraising walks, and teddy bear caravan

Radiothon

For most families the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest of the year. I’ll admit, we’re usually fairly busy then too, but nothing compares to the hectic rush of the middle of September.

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 […]

NICU roller coaster

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My labor story begins on Jan. 7, 2013, at 32 weeks and 2 days. It was a normal work day and I had a doctor’s appointment for the start of my twice weekly non-stress tests (NSTs). At the appointment my blood pressure (BP) was really high at 175/99. And during the non-stress test, my baby […]

8th annual Walk for Babies to take place Sept. 21

2013 Walk for Babies

The 8th annual Walk for Babies, which benefits the neonatal intensive car unit (NICU) at Akron Children’s Hospital, will take place at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Akron Zoo.