No parent can bear to see a child in pain, but, it’s arguably worse when the cause or source of the pain remains a mystery. This was the life for Andrea and Brad Campbell, of Massillon. Parents to three active boys, they became increasingly concerned about their youngest, Deagon, who, as a toddler, had attacks […]
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Eight-year-old Giabella Hagerman is a speedster on the soccer field and on the base paths. Nobody would guess that she learned to run while wearing a metal brace between her feet. She was born with clubfoot, a deformity in which her feet were turned inward and pointed down. Her parents, Brian and Amy Hagerman, learned […]
Harper has been on life support – twice – had 4 open heart surgeries, 5 eye surgeries, countless therapy sessions and even more needle pokes, but not once has she let anything get the best of her. She’s overcome every obstacle in her own time. At birth, Harper’s parents were surprised to learn she had Down syndrome, but it was her heart defect, atrioventricular canal defect, that caused them worry. The hole in […]
When Ashley was 9, she was like most kids her age on a spring day – waste no time in getting home from school. The nicer weather meant being outdoors and seeing neighbors and friends out and about. Ashley’s bike ride home that day took a scary turn – with a detour to the ER. […]
Alayna Numbers looks like your typical, healthy and active 5-year-old with curly brown locks, lots of energy and an infectious smile that belies her recent battle with aplastic anemia, a rare condition where the body stops producing new blood cells, and if left untreated, can be fatal. While 2020 introduced social distancing and wearing masks […]
Brittani Tomic is moved to tears every time she hears the lyrics of Hillsong UNITED’s song “Another in the Fire” because it reminds her of a very dark period in her family’s life, as well as the light that finally appeared on the long journey to a diagnosis for her daughter. In fall 2018, at […]