In his first months of life, Caden Jacobson slept a lot more than his mother, Amanda, thought was normal. He mostly ate and slept, and he wasn’t growing much either. A first-grade teacher from Wooster, Amanda knew something was not right. Numerous trips to doctors didn’t point to any medical causes for Caden’s lethargy. But […]
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Brothers Jeremiah and Solomon Hubbs inherited a disease called Alport syndrome that caused their kidneys to fail. Both were on dialysis in recent years, and both would need a kidney transplant. In 2016, the Hubbs family had moved from Cleveland to Medina to be closer to Akron Children’s Hospital. At Buckeye High School, Jeremiah’s new […]
A day of skiing designed to empower patients with conditions like cerebral palsy and spina bifida was a huge success! Meet the 5 children who bravely tackled Adaptive Ski Day with the help of 3 Trackers of Ohio. The term Three Trackers comes from the impression or tracks that a skier with adapted equipment leaves in […]
Megan Hutson is one determined student-athlete. The Archbishop Hoban High School senior who “craves” competition has overcome not 1 – but 2 – season-ending injuries. As a child, Megan’s parents never had to urge her to go outside and play. She could often be found at basketball, soccer, softball or track practice. She also liked […]
After losing a child, your mind goes to all kinds of deep, dark places. In fact, there is a long period where you may not even remember going. But in coping with the darkness, your memory brings you the memories of your loved child, your son or daughter, your child… your baby. Memory is a […]
Brittany Hill has been dreaming of the day when she can wake up and have her whole family under one roof, when she can play with her baby, Stephen, on her living room floor, when she no longer has to drive more than an hour to see him or wish him “sweet dreams” at bedtime […]