Lauren Livengood is mother to 1-year-old Natalie, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduate with Shwachman-Diamond syndrome, a rare genetic condition that affects the bone marrow, pancreas and skeletal system. The Livengoods have a long history with Akron Children’s Hospital, including a 9-month hospital stay beginning when Natalie was just 5 months old. Here, Lauren […]
“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 the first time we didn’t have a cardiology appointment in September. We’re spreading them out to a little over a year apart for the next few appointments so they won’t fall during the school year. Instead, Bekah had an appointment with Dr. Lawhon, eye doctor extraordinaire.
The winter display at my house started by mistake in 2008. I had built a 16-foot snowman in my yard just to stay active in the wintertime. After building that snowman, I was on my way to work when I heard an ad on WKDD for the Radiothon. Afterwards, I put a bucket in my front yard and asked folks who enjoyed the snowman to pitch in some spare change for Akron Children’s Hospital.
Alexis Host started off with a normal pregnancy. Then she found out she was having twins. Even though she visited her doctor every 2 weeks and strictly followed their orders, she slowly started going into labor at 22 weeks. After 2 weeks of bed rest, Alexis had an emergency C-section and delivered twins Charlee and […]
In 2003, Julie Keyser volunteered for Akron Children’s “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon. Little did she know that 10 years later, the hospital would save her son Zach’s life. Hear their story during the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon on WKDD Feb. 12-14.