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 […]
The memory that sticks with Sarah Traw was the calming effect the Air Bear medical helicopter crew had on her after it arrived at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Sarah’s 9-year-old child, Jocelyn, had been hit by a pickup truck July 1 while riding a bike in front of their house in Mineral Ridge, […]
Hunter Withrow had 2 encounters with Akron Children’s Hospital’s Air Bear® medical transport helicopter within a few weeks last year. The first experience he remembers; the second he doesn’t. The first was a Memorial Day weekend event in Wooster. People were able to meet the crew and look inside the helicopter during one of Air […]
What’s in a number? Well, if you’re 12-year-old Devyn Emmons, it’s time. Time spent at Akron Children’s Hospital. The number “43” is how many surgeries he’s had to date with more on the way. “I’m not sure why I started counting in the first place,” said Crystal Emmons, Devyn’s mom. “When he was in the […]
My 19-month-old son Kohen got MRSA from an infected pimple and needed emergency surgery. Thankfully, he recovered as fast as he fell sick. He was flown to Akron by the Air Bear flight team out of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Warren, Ohio. This was the first flight for both myself and my son, ever. From […]
How many other 5 year olds can boast they’ve helped save lives of thousands of children? Since joining our transport team in November 2008, Air Bear, Akron Children’s pediatric medical transport helicopter, has managed to make a huge impact in the region.