For a pediatric brain tumor patient, one of the most celebrated measures of success is becoming a survivor. Amelia Hartong of Massillon became a survivor at just 1-year-old and now, age 5, she reminds us all that the best measure of success is happiness. “Amelia is thriving, and we celebrate it, but her success and […]
Six months ago, Jonny Milburn was running around with his classmates at Winona United Methodist Preschool without a care in the world. When his preschool teacher Mrs. Jenn noticed his left eye seemed to be turning in every once in a while, the Milburns immediately made an appointment to get it checked out but figured […]
Ryder Brown, 3, is working hard with therapists in our rehabilitation department to recover from surgery to remove a brain tumor March 8. Occupational therapist Giavonna Difranco encourages Ryder to knock over a tower of blocks. Exercises like this are designed to help Ryder regain movement in his arms and hands. Ryder has Posterior Fossa […]
Elijah Harper sat on the couch in his family’s Akron home, flipping a pencil end over end, moving it through the air to resemble a gymnast flipping across the floor. “He does this all the time,” said his mother, Pepin Harper. Elijah, 9, taught himself gymnastics by watching YouTube videos and tumbling in his backyard. […]
My son Jayden has been coming to Akron Children’s since 2004. I wanted to share this video with you. It was posted by a parent of one of my son’s teammates on my social media page and had 4k views in less than 24 hours.
Kaela Keller should be filling out applications for college, learning how to drive, practicing sprints with the Garaway High School Track team and looking for a fun part-time job. Instead, the 17 year old from Dover has put many of those plans on hold as she undergoes chemotherapy to fight spine and brain tumors at Akron Children’s Hospital.