It was the happiest Jeremiah Skaggs-Bradley has ever been after getting a blood draw. And the 5-year-old from Warren has had his share of anxiety-ridden needle experiences. “It’s so bad. It’s horrible. It breaks my heart and sometimes I have to leave the room,” his mother, Melinda Skaggs, said about her son’s typical blood draw […]
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Caiden Hoff, 10, was playing soccer in gym class last October when a collision with a classmate caused a painful fall. He initially thought he twisted his ankle. “Once the gym teacher pulled down my sock, I knew there was something wrong,” he said. “Next thing I knew there was a fireman and ambulance there, […]
My son, Sawyer, passed away on Nov. 25, 2018, after battling Joubert Syndrome his entire life. When people would ask how I was really doing while he was on hospice care I would tell them that it was like holding a grenade that you knew at some point would explode. I was right. People ask […]
In every family, there is always one family member who seems to set the tone for the rest of the family. For Jessica and Shane Rine, their daughter, Ruby, age 6, is that person. Ruby, who lives in Tallmadge, is the couple’s first-born child, as well as the first grandchild and niece in both Jessica’s […]
“The boys wrecked the go cart. Cole is hurt. The ambulance is on its way.” Brandi Phillips’ head was spinning after this 9 a.m. phone call about her 13-year-old-son, Cole. He slept over at a friend’s house the previous night, a typical summer activity for the teen. Brandi raced over to the house to find […]
“Simon says do a flip” When Dana Griffith, 14, heard her sibling’s instruction while playing a round of Simon Says on the trampoline, she was ready. The cheerleader used the trampoline to practice jumps and flips, so this should be easy. Mid-flip, Dana realized Simon never said which way to land, and before she could […]