Hope Palmer loves the color purple. She has a contagious smile, plays hard and is determined to keep up with her three older sisters. Seven-year-old Hope may sound like a typical kid, but she has overcome many obstacles. Born in China with multiple health problems, she underwent major back surgery before coming to America. […]
For a child dealing with a chronic health condition, or facing a lengthy recovery from injury, water can offer the freedom and flexibility needed to help speed their healing. In this Children’s Channel video, Beatrica Kovacova, a physical therapy assistant at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares these and other benefits of aquatic therapy.
Pheinix Eitle has found a friend in our Director & Chief of Public Safety Jerome Klue. Clinical staff connected the dots that they both have the same rare condition that affects the nerves and immune system: Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). GBS first attacked the Seneca East High School freshman’s feet, hands and chest with numbness and […]
Ryder Brown, 3, is working hard with therapists in our rehabilitation department to recover from surgery to remove a brain tumor March 8. Occupational therapist Giavonna Difranco encourages Ryder to knock over a tower of blocks. Exercises like this are designed to help Ryder regain movement in his arms and hands. Ryder has Posterior Fossa […]
The “Take Me Out to the Ballpark” event, held Aug. 24, is part carnival, part picnic, and, best of all, a place to celebrate just what these special kids with cerebral palsy can do.
The Nutcracker is the magical and lighthearted story of a small girl’s dream on Christmas Eve. You recall the story. As she sleeps on Christmas Eve, the main dancer Clara dreams a toy nutcracker given to her by the wizard Drosselmeyer comes to life.