Eleven-year-old Ethan stands outside his door, eagerly awaiting physical therapist Meghan Smolk. The minute he spots her, he dashes back into his room, running around frantically to find his shoes and gather his laundry to drop off on the way to the gym.
March 5, 2012, was a long day. We knew that the next morning we’d be taking Bekah to Akron Children’s Hospital for open heart surgery. It seemed like we spent the entire day just watching the clock, calculating how much time we had to spend with our baby girl before we needed to leave for the hospital.
When our son, Gianni, was 5 weeks old, he became critically ill with infant botulism. He was in the pediatric intensive care unit at Akron Children’s Hospital for three weeks, with two weeks on life support. Gianni went through a series of tests in order for the doctors to come up with an accurate diagnosis. […]