Hunter Metzgar sits proudly next to the 3 helmets he wore over the past 9 months. At 1 year adjusted (age of a premature baby based on their due date, not birthdate), Hunter has officially finished treatment for craniosynostosis, a premature fusion of bones in the skull. Hunter is no stranger to overcoming obstacles and […]
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The 8th annual Dancing for the Kids fundraising event, hosted by the Emerging Leaders of Akron Children’s Hospital, raised $140,000 to benefit patient and family services at Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. The event, presented by Adams, Gut & Associates, featured 9 local celebrities who performed on the Akron […]
A surgery called Tommy John has become commonplace among big league pitchers. But the elbow reconstruction surgery, made famous in 1974 when it saved the MLB career of its namesake, has become most common among teenage athletes. Joey Mansky, an 18-year-old Hudson High School baseball player, is one of them. A pitcher turned catcher, Joey […]
It’s only been a few months since Rebecca Malone was released from the NICU, but her parents couldn’t wait to visit with the “second family” they met during their baby’s 63-day stay there.The story was similar for many of the nearly 300 children and their families who attended the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) Reunion […]
“Purple!” “Blue!” “More!” Brittany Keller’s eyes brimmed with tears as she watched a video of her son, 4-year-old Michaelangello Jenkins-Elmore, yelling out words at his speech therapy appointment. “For most parents of a 4 year old, colors are an everyday thing,” says Brittany. “It’s not really a big deal for a 4 year old to identity […]
Adeline Dreher was 6 months overdue for a wellness visit. She wasn’t sick or in pain. She was up to date on all her immunizations and she didn’t have any concerns to discuss with her pediatrician. Because Adeline was a typical, healthy and active 8-year-old girl looking forward to the start of many summer adventures, […]