Two Akron Children’s therapists received one of the most heartfelt forms of appreciation of their careers when a father, who had just returned home from deployment overseas, presented them each with American flags which were flown over a combat mission into Iraq and Syria in their honor. Jamie Bass, an occupational therapist, and Sarah Robbins, […]
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At her last ice dancing competition of the 2016 spring season, teenager Sadie Woodruff of North Canton captured No. 1 in the Midwest at her level. The next day, Sadie lay in an ambulance speeding to Akron Children’s Hospital, with second-degree burns on both feet. She and her younger sister had been making beignets in […]
Let’s all wish Tzakary Rainsberg a happy homecoming day. Tzak, 16, of Dellroy is going home after a 2-week hospitalization and he is going home breathing on his own. Having his tracheostomy tube removed was yet another big milestone for Tzak, who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he, his older sister, Abigail, and a […]
Stella Miller knew things felt scary and uncertain when she began having seizures and was undergoing testing for an eventual epilepsy diagnosis in August of 2016. The then 8-year-old was in the hospital for an EEG and overnight stay and, then suddenly, a small rainbow-colored Beanie Baby given to her by a nurse brought her […]
Eliana Smith is a busy student, athlete, singer, musician and big sister to four brothers. When constant knee pain didn’t respond to ice and rest, the Smith family turned to Akron Children’s Hospital for help. “She started having problems at cross-country practice last summer,” Eliana’s mom, Arwen, recalled. “Her coach at Field High School, Ed […]
Our daughter Autumn was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in January 2017 at only 5 months old. That night our whole world was flipped upside down and we had no idea what to expect. When we took her in, they didn’t think she would make it through the night, but our girl showed her strength […]