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 […]
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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 […]
D’Ayshunah Kind’s high school graduation is an accomplishment that goes beyond GPAs, scholarships and big future plans. And while the coronavirus pandemic has altered traditional graduation ceremonies, that can’t take away what this amazing young woman has achieved after suffering an anoxic brain injury in middle school that took away – temporarily — her ability […]
Our son Maverick, who is now 5 months old, and our family have had a long and bumpy ride. Just his diagnosis of a rare congenital heart defect alone is scary. Add the COVID-19 pandemic on top of our child’s fragile health makes it even more nerve wracking. Because Maverick has these heart issues, his […]
May 4 has been a long time coming for the Mundy family. After a series of restrictions and closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jessica Mundy’s surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) was postponed March 21. The ACL is a ligament that helps stabilize your knee and girls are 8 times more […]
20 years… It’s been 20 years since April 26, 2000: the day I was given a second chance at life. On Dec. 3, 1998, I was 10 years old and hadn’t been feeling well for about 3 months. After finally having blood work drawn, I was admitted to Akron Children’s Hospital and diagnosed with acute […]