Hunter Metzgar sits proudly next to the 3 helmets he wore over the past 9 months. At 1 year adjusted (age of a premature baby based on their due date, not birthdate), Hunter has officially finished treatment for craniosynostosis, a premature fusion of bones in the skull. Hunter is no stranger to overcoming obstacles and […]
Families share their experiences with Akron Children's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
It’s only been a few months since Rebecca Malone was released from the NICU, but her parents couldn’t wait to visit with the “second family” they met during their baby’s 63-day stay there.The story was similar for many of the nearly 300 children and their families who attended the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) Reunion […]
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 […]
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 […]