Almost a year to the date of her daughter’s hospitalization and struggle to survive a life-threatening case of encephalitis, Gretchen Naumoff is planning a joyous 5K race to celebrate life and thank the caregivers in Akron Children’s Hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit.
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It is not without some heroic effort on the behalf of the staff at Victory Gallop that Petie the Pony makes his weekly hospital visits. But every ounce of energy expended to prepare the half miniature horse, half pony is paid off in smiles, giggles and parental gratitude.
Ethan Libert, a 10-year-old boy from Niles, was honored as the Pilot for the Day at the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna, Ohio. The program provides children with chronic, life-threatening conditions a day of fun at the base.
It’s been an unfortunate week in sports news. Two promising basketball centers received devastating, career-altering results from their NBA physicals that have led to a drop in the draft boards – if not elimination entirely.
Move over Mr. Smith. Madelyne Williams left her small but powerful mark on Capitol Hill yesterday and today. The 9 year old from Kent, Ohio, was Akron Children’s Hospital’s representative at the Children’s Hospital Association’s annual “Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day.”
My 3 year old cut his thumb playing outside. It took me 2 seconds to realize this is beyond super mom healing and we headed to Akron Children’s ER in Hudson. We had NO wait, NO hassle, nothing!