Jack Robert Donatelli first smiled at 5-weeks old and never stopped. He loved entertaining his audiences with pat-a-cake and funny faces; but more importantly, he brought his family much happiness and love. When Jack passed away at 8-months old, his grandparents, Bob and Connie Donatelli knew they wanted to do everything they could to […]
You can’t help but notice after talking to Kerri Clark that she isn’t originally from around here – her charming southern accent gives her away. “I’m from South Carolina, but my dad grew up in Ohio,” she said. “I decided to come here for nursing school and then I met my husband and basically never […]
For me, Halloween is the anniversary of the day our lives changed. It was certainly a scary day, but it was also filled with hope. By now many of you know the story of my son, and may have read about the wonderful doctors and nurses and organizations that have played a crucial role in […]
Seeing the vibrant young lady Emily Kungli is today – the one her mother describes as “spunky, sassy and kind” – you’d never know she was fighting for her life just 3 years ago. It started with an insect bite, and resulted in then-10-year-old Emily being placed in a medically induced coma in the Pediatric […]
“Give me your money, honey!” That’s the line 5-year-old Change Bandit Fiona Smith used last year to collect more than her weight in spare change – 36 pounds – during the annual “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon. This year, she aims to beat that number to help all the kids at Akron Children’s […]
For Kyle and Lauren Livengood, there’s no greater gift this holiday season than their 17-month old daughter, Natalie.