Addisyn Piekarski and her mom, Kristen, had just the right outfit in mind for Addisyn’s Jan. 13 follow-up appointment with her heart surgeon, Dr. Robert Stewart. Sporting a shirt covered in small hearts, with a large, sequin heart in the center, seemed fitting to meet with the man who just 8 days earlier had repaired […]
At Akron Children’s, we believe in the power of personal stories to provide support and inspiration. We encourage you to share how we’ve touched you and your family, and by doing so, allow our online community to learn from your experiences.
Patrick Carr is no stranger to doctors or to Akron Children’s Hospital for that matter. Born with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes him to develop benign tumors in various areas of his body, he sees specialists in neurology, endocrinology and cardiology, and recently he added orthopedics to the mix. It was in 2018 at […]
Juliana Glass has always had a high tolerance for pain. It’s allowed her to push through discomfort during dance competitions, cheerleading and downhill skiing. But the day that 16-year-old Juliana wiped out while skiing at Seven Springs Mountain Resort did slow her down for a few hours. “It was the first time I’d gone to […]
Always quick with a joke or a smile, Josh Severson has always known how to make people happy. His parents were overjoyed with his arrival, but grew concerned when they saw he was born with a birth defect, 2 clubbed feet. “I was high-risk so my entire pregnancy was monitored closely, yet no-one detected anything […]
As challenging as this year has been, Dr. Shefali Mahesh says we shouldn’t overlook the amazing advances in medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Case in point is her patient, Ahmad Amiri, who had a kidney transplant in 2017, putting him at high risk should he contract the coronavirus. Just before Thanksgiving, Amad, 18, noticed he […]