Clubfoot was not on Renee Allatzas’ radar the day her daughter, Sophia, was born 6 years ago. But when this diagnosis was made for not one but 2 of her 7 children, the Stroke Unit Nurse Manager at Aultman Hospital made it her mission to learn everything about it. Renee’s research took her to Dr. […]
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When 11-year-old Jack Johnson walked through the backdoor after a bike ride, his mother Cara was in shock from what she saw. Her son was covered in blood, an image no parent should ever have to see. Cara jumped into action and was able to figure out what caused the mess, a badly injured finger. […]
In July 2019, Melanie Tamulewicz took her 9-year-old daughter, Elle, in for what she thought would be a routine well visit with pediatrician Dr. Cheryl Markle. Instead of being sent on their way with a ‘see you next year,’ the Tamulewiczs left with a referral to one of Akron Children’s spine specialists. “When Dr. Markle […]
Jessica Mundy doesn’t take her rehabilitation for her recently repaired anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear lightly. After tearing it during lacrosse practice on Feb. 25, the 14-year-old sophomore endured a long wait when her March 21 surgery was postponed after the governor cancelled nonessential surgeries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She was finally able to […]
For kids with complex medical conditions like Josie Greco, regular medical appointments can’t stop just because there’s a pandemic. Continuous, exceptional care has been part of Josie’s life since her premature start in 2008 as an Akron Children’s NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) baby, and it’s this proven-level of support from Children’s that her mom […]
She is a petite 5 ft. tall, not common in an industry that celebrates statuesque young women. She is based in Twinsburg, Ohio, rather than New York or L.A. And she is a childhood cancer survivor with Down syndrome. But none of this has not stopped Olivia DePiore from becoming a sought-after model who has […]