When Peggy and Dale Koblenzer’s twin grandsons, Conner and Grant, were born prematurely at 26 weeks in July 2016, Akron Children’s Hospital staff provided lifesaving care. The Koblenzers saw the impact nurses provided as they watched over Conner and Grant for 83 and 232 days respectively in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Nearly four […]
Families share their experiences with Akron Children's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
Linda Barton has a passion for taking something old and making it new again. She’s doing it with her Western Pennsylvania century home that she’s refurbishing, and she’s doing it in the business world with a vintage t-shirt business she’s building. Her first product is a line of original-design t-shirts marking the 100-year anniversary of […]
The day after Wren Patterson was born in October, doctors were concerned about a heart murmur and her low blood oxygenation. An echocardiogram at Aultman Hospital in Canton showed the reason. Wren had a congenital heart defect called tetralogy of Fallot, characterized by 4 malformations that robbed her of adequate blood flow to the lungs […]
There were some touching stories of children overcoming their health challenges sprinkled amongst our top February “In the Moment” posts. We invite you to take a glance at those you may have missed, or a second peek at those you’ve already enjoyed. 1. We provided this chart to help parents figure out if it is […]
Two must be Ella Wombacker’s lucky number. 2020 looks very bright for the little girl as she heads home to Pennsylvania after 222 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Born with central nuclear myopathy, a muscular disorder, Ella deals with muscle weakness throughout her body. That doesn’t stop her from charming the whole […]
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 […]