The 19th annual 98.1 KDD “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon benefiting Akron Children’s Hospital continued growing this year, raising $657,405 for the hospital – over $100,000 more than the amount raised in 2017. “Year after year the community rallies behind the hospital in such a big way, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” […]
There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.
Dr. Rachida Bouhenni, scientific and operations director for the Center for Vision Science Research at Akron Children’s, is working on a new treatment for congenital pediatric glaucoma, a rare condition caused by a genetic mutation that can lead to blindness in children. Currently, the only treatment available is surgery. Dr. Bouhenni wants to change that. […]
Our daughter Autumn was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in January 2017 at only 5 months old. That night our whole world was flipped upside down and we had no idea what to expect. When we took her in, they didn’t think she would make it through the night, but our girl showed her strength […]
Beginning as a teen and continuing through her years at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Dr. Georgette Constantinou noticed that people – fellow classmates and even older adults– often reached out to her for help in solving their personal problems. “I wanted to be a pediatrician since the age of 12 but it just […]
Worldwide pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children under 5 years of age. In the developing world, more than 25% of children will have an episode of pneumonia during the first 5 years of life, resulting in more than 1.9 million deaths per year. For these reasons, the World Health Organization (WHO) has […]
On Feb. 6, 2010, I turned 14 years old. On this day, as I opened my cards full of cash I knew exactly what I wanted for my birthday. I took all of the money I received and donated it to the “Have a Part, Do Your Part” Radiothon. This meant that all of the […]