With bright eyes and a contagious smile, Kamryn Logan makes living with sickle cell disease look easy, but her mom knows managing the life-long disease won’t always be simple. “I did my research before we decided to go with Akron Children’s for Kamryn’s care,” said Kimisha Dowdell, Kamryn’s mom. “I wanted to make sure it […]
Meet some of our cancer and blood disorder patients and learn about the Akron Children's Hospital Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.
Like many, Kolt Codner says running helps relieve stress and clears his mind but, this year, it’s also giving him a way to raise money for kids like his son, Andrew, a patient at Akron Children’s Hospital. In May, Andrew’s pediatrician recommended testing to determine what was causing his allergy-like symptoms of swollen eyes and […]
When 9-year-old Wiley Moran was diagnosed at birth with hemophilia, a disease that prevents blood from clotting properly, it wasn’t a surprise to his mom, Katharine, who found out she was a carrier when her older son, Logan, was diagnosed with it at age 5. According to Dr. John Fargo, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist in the […]
Miami University student E.J. Coulas has been in remission for 12 years after battling an aggressive type of leukemia. The disease struck before he was old enough to understand it. He was in treatment for more than 3 years, yet he says his memories are mostly positive. “When I was a kid, I didn’t think […]
She is a petite 5 ft. tall, not common in an industry that celebrates statuesque young women. She is based in Twinsburg, Ohio, rather than New York or L.A. And she is a childhood cancer survivor with Down syndrome. But none of this has not stopped Olivia DePiore from becoming a sought-after model who has […]
A winning streak is often associated with sporting events, but Akron Children’s has been celebrating some record-breaking milestones of a different kind – patient safety. Specifically, the hospital has been hitting it out of the park when it comes to preventing central line infections. Known as CLABSI in the hospital setting, central line associated blood […]