Miracle babies flip the switch on Beeghly campus holiday tree It was a joyous day that stood in stark contrast to how it was 4 years ago – to the day – for Rachel and Barry Wardle. That day, the Wardles were told their twin babies, born at 21 weeks, 5 days weighing 1 pound, […]
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For the third consecutive year, Ian Hochstetler raced in the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run on Dec. 15 to raise funds and awareness to help kids just like him suffering from juvenile arthritis. It’s a tradition he wouldn’t miss; he’s dedicated to jingling all the way to a cure. “It means so much to me […]
Cyril Evans celebrated his first birthday at Akron Children’s Hospital – the place he’s called home since shortly after his birth at 31 weeks gestation. In the pediatric intensive care unit’s (PICU) conference room, several family members joined hospital staff in wishing Cyril well on Nov. 30, one day after his actual birthday of Nov. […]
Austin Coldsnow is a model of personal success with type 1 diabetes. The 20-year-old Hartville resident was a standout athlete in high school who earned all-conference honors in soccer, track and football. He played on a nationally ranked soccer travel team as well. He’s a Malone University psychology major, a midfielder on the university soccer […]
Every year we go shopping for 2 special presents. One is the same every year. The other we walk around the store until we find the perfect one. Yes, I cried. These are not for a child we know or a child that has asked for them specifically. These are going to be given to […]
For Josh Riley, these socks are more than just another thing taking up room in the dresser drawer. At 18 months old, Josh was diagnosed with eosinophilic gastroenteritis, a rare disease known for food-related reactions, infiltration of certain white blood cells called eosinophils in the gastrointestinal tract, and an increase in the number of eosinophils […]