Logan Smith made a surprise entrance into the world. Born on Sept. 30 – about 4 months before his due date — his early arrival took his parents, Brad and Lisa Smith, of Dover, down a road they didn’t expect. “He was born at 24 weeks gestation, so everything was still underdeveloped,” said Brad. Logan […]
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Many area youth athletes are working hard right now to be the best baseball players possible and there’s a lot at stake for these youngsters. Baseball is a very competitive sport and with college and pro careers on the line, many of these kids are looking for that edge in the weight room. But even […]
In retrospect it all happened so fast. Linda and Ryan Amstutz watched in disbelief as their 3-year-old son, Colton, went from his normal, happy life of perpetual motion to his admission to pediatric intensive care, where doctors told them his young heart was failing and he might need to be put on the list for […]
The battery-powered, ride-on cars look a lot like the ones displayed in the toy section of your local superstore. But these cars are much more than toys. For children with disabilities, power wheel cars open a new window to the world. For the last several years, an Akron non-profit called Inclusioneers has brought together local […]
The Akron Children’s Hospital Beeghly campus’ renovated chapel took possession of a beautiful, custom-designed altar cloth that came about after a chance meeting at a hospital-sponsored grief counseling session for children. Chaplain Sean Drummond got to talking with Trudy Barker during a break at the 6-week session in Akron and came to learn they shared […]
When your son has spent 6 of the last 12 months in the hospital, simple “everyday” things – like getting your hair trimmed – tend to get neglected. That is the case for Nancy and Tom Ely, who have spent countless hours bedside with their 13-year-old son, Daniel. Daniel has autism, cerebral palsy, a degenerative […]