John and Teresa Norris can tell you a thing or 2 about living under stress, and how it changed their perspective on life. Their daughter, Olivia, was born extremely premature in May 2016. She spent 332 days in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) at Akron Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Olivia’s airway was unusually […]
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With pep in her step and a happy disposition, 2-year-old Madelyn Trachsel has covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time thanks to her own determination, her family and her Akron Children’s care team. While her spina bifida causes her some challenges, she works hard to be her best each day, which […]
Arthur Brown’s early years doesn’t exactly fit the mold of many new parents. Instead of first smiles and precious giggles, he cried constantly in severe pain and fatigue. Instead of a focus on new milestones and first steps, the focus was on figuring out what was troubling him and getting him well. Much of his […]
A little bit of sunshine (or should we say “son”shine?) has filled the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) the past 192 days thanks to Anthony Santino DeAngelis, AKA Sonny. He came to Akron Children’s in the midst of winter so it only seems fitting that the sun is shining bright as Sonny makes his exit […]
On a sunny Friday night, across Perkins Square Park, children’s laughter and giant bubbles filled the air. Akron Children’s Hospital Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders was hosting its annual picnic before the Akron RubberDucks baseball game honoring the patients, survivors and their families. The event is the kick off to Childhood […]
The end of summer was closing in on us and school would be starting back up but it would be a different end to summer for London and our family. I will never forget the night of Aug. 5 or the early morning of Aug. 6 as those days are etched in my memory forever. […]