In April 2011, 7-year-old Mackenzie started to hear a loud beeping in her ear. After several tests, Dr. Roger Hudgins, an Akron Children’s Hospital neurosurgeon, discovered that Mackenzie had a brain tumor referred to as a juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma. Once Dr. Hudgins removed the benign tumor, the hard work began.
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If you heard a little “yahhooo” coming from around the Seville area today around noon, it was Randy and I celebrating our little super hero’s good report from Myelo Clinic. I guess it’s one of those things that as a parent, you think your child is doing well but need the affirmation from the professionals that they see the improvements as well.
Jordan’s head continues to appear less swollen. We are so thankful the shunt seems to be working as it should. We officially checked in at Akron Children’s Reinberger Family Center, near the NICU. The rooms are available on a night-to-night basis so you check in and out daily. It’s so convenient to be so close to […]
In this year’s TV campaign, we’ve turned the camera on our doctors, so you can see how intensely they care for every child – and family – they treat. One of these doctors is Roger Hudgins. He’s the director of Pediatric Neurosurgery and co-director of Akron Children’s NeuroDevelopmental Science Center. He treats, and many times, […]