Jackson High School sophomore Logan Elliott has overcome many obstacles throughout his short 16 years. Born with club feet, amniotic banding syndrome in his hands and feet, and kyphosis (a spinal disorder where the forward bend of the spine is excessive), his first surgery at 6 months old fused the vertebrae in his spine to […]
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Caitlin Brohm wants to make sure that parents and caregivers know what she learned after the loss of her infant daughter, Hazel Grace, due to a virus – HSV2 (herpes simplex viruses). “Even if you don’t take your baby to public places, the people who you let visit you can still get them sick,” Caitlin […]
Recently our daughter, Molly, 1, had outpatient surgery. She had myringotomy, or simply put, ear tube surgery, and upper lip tie surgery. Things could not have gone better! The entire staff was so helpful, patient, accommodating and kind. Originally, we were scheduled to have surgery in January but I called about getting on a cancellation […]
Jessica Culbert, who came to Akron Children’s Hospital from Bixby, Oklahoma, in March for a successful heart procedure, credits pediatric cardiologist Dr. John Clark with saving two lives. Hers and her unborn baby’s. Jessica was pregnant with her third child when she and her husband, Devan, went on a nationwide search for a heart specialist […]
Growing up, Zoey Peck was an active, sports-minded child who hit all the normal milestones everyone expected she would. A competitive volleyball player throughout her childhood and adolescence, Zoey set her sights on playing at the collegiate level – and she had the talent to do so. “Zoey played volleyball at Marlington High School in […]
As a picturesque snowfall gently fell outside, many of the Mahoning Valley’s bravest children and their families celebrated the holidays inside. It was an evening to just be a child. To temporarily let go of the painful and stressful times … and instead just have some fun. Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley’s annual Hematology-Oncology holiday […]