In retrospect it all happened so fast. Linda and Ryan Amstutz watched in disbelief as their 3-year-old son, Colton, went from his normal, happy life of perpetual motion to his admission to pediatric intensive care, where doctors told them his young heart was failing and he might need to be put on the list for […]
There were purple streamers and balloons, cookies with purple icing, purple props for the photo booth and purple prizes for games. The purple party in Stella Miller’s fifth grade classroom at W.S. Stinson Elementary School in Canal Fulton was a celebration of Epilepsy Awareness Month and a reward for Stella’s class in collecting the most […]
The battery-powered, ride-on cars look a lot like the ones displayed in the toy section of your local superstore. But these cars are much more than toys. For children with disabilities, power wheel cars open a new window to the world. For the last several years, an Akron non-profit called Inclusioneers has brought together local […]
When you are 5 years old and it’s a Tuesday morning, what could be better than going on a field trip to a bowling alley with your class? Jack Cleavenger has special needs but he was able to go bowling because Emily Ocheltree, a medical assistant in Akron Children’s School Health Services, was right by […]
A day of skiing designed to empower patients with conditions like cerebral palsy and spina bifida was a huge success! Meet the 5 children who bravely tackled Adaptive Ski Day with the help of 3 Trackers of Ohio. The term Three Trackers comes from the impression or tracks that a skier with adapted equipment leaves in […]
School is one of the most universal experiences of childhood – where we make friends, learn to read and write and hopefully learn to love learning itself. But some children, such as Bradrick Corley, 3, need a little help to get there.