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After a serious brain injury, Logan and his mom have relied on palliative care every step of the way

Logan and his mom

Three-year-old Logan Keith of Akron continues to amaze his doctors and family with his miraculous recovery from a devastating brain injury.

Luke finds winning team in rehab services

Luke is back in the game 4 years after sustaining a traumatic brain injury at a Scrappers game.

Akron Children’s Rehabilitation Program gave my son his life back. I know it seems cliché, but Luke wouldn’t be here, in the amazing capacity that he is, if we hadn’t lived day in and day out there for the six months that we did.

Torticollis is not a name of a turtle

sitting-with-her-head-strai

When we left Akron Children’s NICU with Rebekah on Jan. 21, 2012, Christopher and I knew that open heart surgery was looming in the near future. We also knew of, but definitely weren’t nearly as worried about, a little bit of torticollis (twisted neck) she had going on.

Jane and Jude’s growing and changing a mixed bag

Jude

It seems like forever since I have taken pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, as the case may be. It’s not because I didn’t think about blogging, it’s not because I haven’t wanted to blog, it’s not because I haven’t had anything to blog about. Quite on the contrary. It’s because, the 2 main subjects of this blog, Jane and Jude, have been sucking every hour out of every day and every minute of every hour with all things, good, tough, new, old, fun, challenging, happy, frightening and ultimately fulfilling.

Peanut update: Making many more strides toward important milestones

jordan-eating

We’ve had some small steps for our little man over the past few months. During our physical therapy visit on Jan. 26 Jordan took his first steps while using his walker all by his big boy self.

Inpatient rehabilitation unit helps children with complex medical, physical and functional needs

Occupational therapist Jordyn Farver helps 4-year-old Areiel put on her shoes before therapy.

Children can spend years in rehabilitation, depending on their illness or injury. So it comes as no surprise that they often form close bonds with their caregivers and therapists as they overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.