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 […]
Reflecting on our past 18 months and the many hours that sometimes, turned into days, I feel today with my 6-year-old daughter Ava how much Akron Children’s Hospital has meant to our family! We were sitting in her pre op appt this morning (Thursday, Dec. 28) and were discussing an upcoming procedure that she will […]
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.