A child frolicking in a kiddie pool is usually a comforting sign of summer. For the Rupp family, it started an unexpected journey into a rare disorder. Austin Rupp was a typical 21-month-old boy in that pool last July, until he fell down and his leg twisted into an unnatural shape. Austin’s father, Drew Rupp, […]
Seeing the vibrant young lady Emily Kungli is today – the one her mother describes as “spunky, sassy and kind” – you’d never know she was fighting for her life just 3 years ago. It started with an insect bite, and resulted in then-10-year-old Emily being placed in a medically induced coma in the Pediatric […]
“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 more than 20 years, Tim Walters and the Akron/Canton Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) have been quietly donating holiday gifts to patients at Akron Children’s Hospital. The gifts don’t arrive in the still of the night rather on a scheduled December morning after the group finishes their annual shopping trip at Toys “R” Us.
For Kyle and Lauren Livengood, there’s no greater gift this holiday season than their 17-month old daughter, Natalie.
With a medley of seasonal decorations and magical trees on display, it’s easy to get caught up in the sparkling details of Akron Children’s Hospital’s 34th annual Holiday Tree Festival. In fact, decorators spend hours carefully crafting every detail to bring not only beauty to the branches, but also meaning. Details found in trees like […]