Mackenzie Roach and Makenzie Yovanovich have become the ultimate duo when it comes to showing the world their abilities despite their disabilities. The best friends have represented Akron Children’s Hospital in a multitude of ways, and most recently, represented the disability community as participants in the Miss Amazing pageant. The Miss Amazing pageant is dedicated […]
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Summer can be a rough season for burn survivors. Hot weather necessitates shorts and bathing suits, revealing enduring burn scars for all to see. Endless questions and stares ensue, causing burn victims to relive a traumatic experience again and again. This is the first summer since J’Michael Austin, 12, was severely burned last September, but […]
Physical therapists Amy Krahe and Lori Ross jumped at the chance to attend an onsite evidence-based practice (EBP) immersion workshop led by expert faculty from The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice. “EBP is common in the nursing world, but it’s less common in other clinical areas,” said Lori. “When the hospital’s […]
From big screen to small screen, video games to amusement parks, superheroes are everywhere these days. But one Medina family lays claim to 2 bona fide superheroes (though they both may need to learn to drive before attempting to leap tall buildings in a single bound). Zakai Miller, 12, had been thinking about a meaningful […]
Elijah Bell was born without outer ears, but thanks to Dr. Ananth Murthy, director of pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and medical director for the Craniofacial Center and Speech Resonance Clinic at Akron Children’s Hospital, Elijah has ears crafted from his own rib cage cartilage. Now, 4 years later, Dr. Murthy and his team at The Rebecca D. Considine Research […]
Parents and grandparents, pushing strollers, hauling backpacks and holding the hands of little ones, joined with dozens of nurses and other staff of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for a one-of-a-kind reunion Sunday at Akron Children’s Hospital.It was the first-ever PICU reunion, a special day to reconnect for families and staff, far removed from […]