Young performer Connor McFalls has no doubt been told to “break a leg” before going on stage. But “cut a toe”? That’s what happened just 30 minutes before the 15 year old was to report to Weathervane Playhouse in Akron for an evening performance of “Bye, Bye Birdie.” Connor played Hugo Peabody, one of the […]
Maddie Binder made it to her 11th year before she had to go to the emergency room. But by the time she blew out the candles on her 12th birthday cake, she visited Akron Children’s Hospital emergency department three times – all for very different reasons. While her mom, Sarah, is hoping her daughter’s ER […]
Sometimes Candace Arick can’t believe how far her little girl has come — and how far she, too, has come after dealing with a very sick child. Born 3 years ago, Norah was diagnosed with a meconium cyst that led to ruptured intestines in utero. She was rushed to Akron Children’s Hospital for her first […]
The teen years are a big part of childhood. Custom-designed patient rooms with more mature aesthetics help teens and young adults in treatment for cancer at Akron Children’s feel more at home.
In the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, Brandon Perez, 6, busies himself with a game on his tablet while his mother asks questions about his treatment in her native language. Pediatric oncologist Dr. Prasad Bodas and resident Dr. Nicholas Ferris work in a few Spanish phrases and words they know, but […]
He sings, he paints, he writes…Carson Lenington-Stewart takes in just about everything there is to do at our Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center. The 10-year-old cancer survivor, who spent many days and nights in the hospital over the past 18 months, is such a regular at the therapy space that writing teacher Nicki Robinson […]