Despite a perfect pregnancy, Brittany Morse’s little bundle of joy was born 16 weeks early at just 1 pound and 11 ounces. It’s been a long road full of surgeries and prayers the last 6 months in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), but baby Brantley is making big strides and his parents are so […]
The phone call from the adoption agency came in early January 2016. Sara and Ryan Heckert had prepared for this day for 3 years, when they initiated the lengthy home study process to become approved as adoptive parents. The North Canton couple had spent much of their careers working in the disabilities field, and they […]
In 2015, Akron Children’s launched a program called ASCEND (Assuring Success with a Commitment to Enhance Nurse Diversity) with the goal of promoting a more diverse nursing workforce at the hospital. The 10-week summer internship, designed for nursing students entering their senior year, provides students professional development opportunities, hands-on nurse-related activities and the potential for […]
Families of NICU alumni are encouraged to send photos for inclusion in the 2014 Cap and Bootie tree.
After her baby, Gabriel, was born with Down syndrome 17 months ago, Hilary Tonni locked in on what she had to do to ensure he will lead a full and successful life. Like most parents who learn their child has Down syndrome, Hilary, a clinical research nurse at Akron Children’s Hospital, and her husband, Bill, […]
Aralyn is a true miracle in my and my husband’s eyes. She came to us Sept. 24 – 15 weeks early and after 2 miscarriages. She weighed 1 pound and 14 ounces and was 12.2 inches long. We never thought we would ever face the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), but thanks to Akron Children’s […]