When I read about the work that Dr. Richard Hertle did for the children with vision problems in India, it hit home to me how fortunate we are to have him caring for my son Hunter’s eyesight. This access to excellent care in our backyard is the small miracle.
In 2011 I gave birth to my second child via emergency C-section at 39 weeks gestation. Besides some delivery complications, Ryder, at 8 lbs., 7 oz., seemed to be a healthy baby boy. His pediatrician came in the room and told us that Ryder was diagnosed with congenital cataracts, a very rare condition to be […]
My husband, Ben, and I had identical twin girls born at 29 weeks on January 25, 2014. The girls were born prematurely because of complications due to twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
Now all 3 kids are strong, healthy and flourishing. The staff at Akron Children’s Hospital was phenomenal and is a major reason why they are all doing so great.
My story is now 37 years in the making. My mother had given birth to 4 babies from 2 marriages and all died within 6 weeks of age from what she was told was S.I.D.S. When she found out she was pregnant for the fifth time, she was sent to Dr. Benfield to make sure I lived.
I worked at Akron Children’s for 3 years before I decided to stay home with my children this past July. I always felt as an employee that we went above and beyond for our patients and families, but didn’t realize exactly how much until both my daughters (ages 3 and 5) had to undergo surgery