When you meet Katherine, you’ll be immediately drawn in by her vivacious personality, seemingly endless energy, and love for dance and performing. What you won’t notice are the 15 procedures she’s had on her heart, all before turning 12.
Meet some of our Arrhythmia Center patients and staff.
Akron Children’s Hospital could not have a better advocate than Evan Cameron. The Wittenberg University sophomore traveled in July to Washington DC with Linda Emore, Akron Children’s director of government relations, as part of the National Association for Children’s Hospitals’ Family Advocacy Day. Evan was the typical, active high school student athlete until he noticed a change in […]
In this year’s TV campaign, we’ve turned the camera on our doctors, so you can see how intensely they care for every child – and family – they treat. One of these doctors is Grace Smith. She’s a pediatric cardiologist at Akron Children’s Hospital and associate director of our Pediatric Arrhythmia Center. Dr. Smith fixes rapid […]
Towards the end of my freshman year in high school, I dealt with a lot of physical problems such as shaking, chest pain, and passing out. Not knowing what was wrong I went to many doctors trying to find answers. Then one night at practice, I was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and […]
Three-sport star Elizabeth Cline was swimming a few laps when her heart started racing and her legs went numb. It was all she could do to tap a fellow swimmer before she passed out. After testing at Akron Children’s Hospital, it was determined she had long QT syndrome, a genetic condition that can cause the […]
Our son Keaton and his twin brother, Brogan, were born in Canton, OH, on Dec. 20, 2009. When he was just three days old, a heart murmur was detected and we knew something was wrong. Keaton had a very rare heart defect, “abnormal origin of the pulmonary artery,” and his heart was repaired by the […]