Parents typically leave their pediatrician offices with an updated immunization record, maybe a prescription and, hopefully, some reassurance about a concern. But how about leaving the office with Granny Smith apples, and locally-grown green peppers and cucumbers? Every Thursday from June through October, the StarkFresh Mobile Grocery Market will be selling fresh produce and other […]
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He sings, he paints, he writes…Carson Lenington-Stewart takes in just about everything there is to do at our Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center. The 10-year-old cancer survivor, who spent many days and nights in the hospital over the past 18 months, is such a regular at the therapy space that writing teacher Nicki Robinson […]
How do you celebrate the 1-year anniversary of successful heart surgery? For Bryce Ripley and his family, there was no better way to mark the occasion than a visit back to Akron Children’s Hospital to support patients in need of a boost. The 5-year-old, his mom, Tracy, and sister, Reyna, who is 9, visited the […]
Donovan Stringer of Warren is as articulate of a 9 year old as you’ll find. He’s book smart, well-mannered, he excels at chess, follows politics and cooks for his family. Just ask his mother, who was treated to his shrimp and grits on Mother’s Day. He’s also a cancer survivor, but that’s far from what […]
Our daughter, Gianna Silvers, was hospitalized in Akron with an ileus. The child life specialist on the school age unit, Chloe, went above and beyond to make sure Gianna was happy on her birthday (June 8). She made her a sign, brought her Barbie dolls, coloring books, markers, crayons, stamps and a mermaid tail blanket. […]
Before heading to her Firestone High School commencement at E.J. Thomas Hall tonight, Abigail Ernst had to stop by and visit the person she believes got her to graduation: Dr. M. Cristina Victorio, her Akron Children’s neurologist. “I honestly don’t think I would be here without her,” said Abby, 18. Since age 12, Abby has […]