2. An emotional clap out brought tears to the eyes of everyone there. “Today was the happiest day of my life,” said 19-year-old Matt Driscoll. “After 3.5 years of receiving chemotherapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, I finally got my last treatment and got to ring the bell. This could not have been done without my family, friends, and God.”
3. Caitlin Brohm wants other parents and caregivers to know what she learned – the importance of keeping newborns away from germs by limiting visitors and keeping them out of public.
4. If you notice a sweet, young chocolate lab prancing through the halls on our Akron campus, there’s a good chance you just met Chase! Handled by Officer Ramona Caley, Chase is an officer in training with our Department of Public Safety.
5. Born with Down syndrome, a hole in her heart and a cleft palate, Kennedy has faced many battles, but that hasn’t dimmed her uplifting personality.
6. When a fight broke out among a small group of children near the stadium at Warren G. Harding High School, one of the children lost consciousness and had difficulty breathing. Akron Children’s Athletic Trainer Alex McCaskey, who works at the school, and Shamara Golden, a Youngstown State University intern trainer. jumped into action and began CPR and attached an AED to the child.
7. When Logan Elliot’s fused vertebrae broke in half again due to a significant growth spurt his spine was repaired by Dr. Todd Ritzman using cutting-edge 3D intraoperative navigation technology.
8. 111 of our providers and 21 departments were ranked in the 75th percentile or better nationally by NRC Health.
9. 17-year-old Sidney has known Dr. Chandrakant Patel her whole life. In utero, he diagnosed her with a serious congenital heart defect called double outlet right ventricle (DORV).