Who says miracles and magic aren’t real? Just ask 2-year-old “wizard” Riley Osborn and her parents. From the day she was born – at 23 weeks, 6 days and weighing just a pound and a half – Riley has been proving her doubters wrong at every step – literally. Riley spent the first 130 days […]
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Morgan MacLean’s life changed forever while trying out for the Rocky River Magnificat High School girls’ basketball team her freshman year. “It was early in the morning, very early. We were running drills and working hard, so I figured the rapid heartbeat I felt was just normal,” Morgan recalled. “I told my parents the […]
65-year-old Bob Andres is one step closer to getting home after spending 165 days in our Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute. He came to Akron Children’s after a fire in his Youngstown home, where his dog, Suzi, woke Bob and his brother up and saved their lives. Bob suffered 40% burns all over his […]
The wild throw nailed Gabriella Hosack hard in the back of the head. So hard it knocked her unconscious and gave her whiplash. The captain of the Hubbard High School girl’s softball team, Gabriella suffered a concussion from the blow delivered by a teammate warming up her arm. It was just the beginning of medical […]
We know our patients are superheroes, but sometimes they need a little help discovering that on their own. During their hospital stays, several kids recently got to brush up on their skills at Superhero Training Camp, a program at the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center. Led by theater arts teacher Sarah Bailey, of Rubber […]
Thanks to the Akron Children’s Hospital Palliative Care team and her family, Courtney Boyle doesn’t let complex care needs slow her down. On any given day you’ll find her running with her dad, greeting others at church or working as a barista at the coffee shop at Normandy High School. “A lot of people misunderstand […]