When Megan and Matt Kohler participate in races, they like to run for a cause. Next month they’ll be running the Blue Line together for a cause that’s close to their hearts. “We are very excited to be running in the Akron half marathon and giving back to Akron Children’s Hospital because they are the […]
Families share their experiences with Akron Children's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
John and Teresa Norris can tell you a thing or 2 about living under stress, and how it changed their perspective on life. Their daughter, Olivia, was born extremely premature in May 2016. She spent 332 days in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) at Akron Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Olivia’s airway was unusually […]
With pep in her step and a happy disposition, 2-year-old Madelyn Trachsel has covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time thanks to her own determination, her family and her Akron Children’s care team. While her spina bifida causes her some challenges, she works hard to be her best each day, which […]
A little bit of sunshine (or should we say “son”shine?) has filled the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) the past 192 days thanks to Anthony Santino DeAngelis, AKA Sonny. He came to Akron Children’s in the midst of winter so it only seems fitting that the sun is shining bright as Sonny makes his exit […]
A click of the call button brings in a nurse as a mom soothes her baby as he begins to whine out of hunger. Instead of cuddling up with her baby to feed, mom watches as the nurse hangs a syringe-full of mother’s pumped breastmilk. The breastmilk, filled with antibodies and other important substances to […]
Unless you’re a caregiver in one of the hospital’s intensive care units, the terms intubation and extubation might not mean much to you. But as manager of respiratory services, Bonnie Powell, lives and breathes these terms daily as she tracks the hospital’s most medically fragile patients. Intubation is the term for placing a tube (that […]