You can always expect a lot of buzz when a best-selling novel is about to become a blockbuster movie. But when “The Fault in Our Stars” opens on the big screen on June 6, 2 of Akron Children’s patients will be caught up in the buzz a bit more than the rest of us. Cancer survivors Alexis Hodges, 19, and C.J. Evans, 17, have roles in the movie.
Archives for May 2014
Aydan was born full term but when he was born he was unable to eat or breath on his own. He had to be life-flighted to Akron Children’s Hospital an hour after he was born. We soon found out he was born with a full bilateral cleft palate and Pierre Robin Sequence.
Oklahoma City Thunder player Serge Ibaka’s miraculous recovery from a recent “tennis leg” injury has people scratching their heads. First, we heard he was out for the rest of the play-offs. One week later, he was back on the court and the series is now tied 2-2.
The 9th annual Hail to the Chefs event on Friday, May 30, at Lake Forest Country Club will feature great food, cocktails, entertainment and a charity auction.
Every Wednesday evening, dancers of all ability levels and both genders assemble in the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy under the direction of the cheerful, effervescent Lightfoot. Don’t tell the kids, but they are having a therapy session. They think they are just having fun with a bunch of friends.
Dereon began her battle with transverse myelitis when she was 2 years old. Dereon doesn’t let her paralysis keep her from making art and having fun. She uses her mouth to manipulate the paint brush.