Tina Murray, a parent liaison in the recovery room or PACU (post-anesthesia care unit), credits her youngest child, Aric, with launching her career at Akron Children’s. In 1982, Aric attended an early intervention program operated by the hospital and Kent State University. The experience was so positive for Tina’s family that when Aric transitioned to […]
Tyler Jordan has shared his story at 9 of the first 10 Miracles and Promises Radiothons in the Mahoning Valley, but this year the 18-year-old from Niles says it will be his last. “It’s just time for other people,” he said. Humbly, he doesn’t think his story has changed much over the years, but this […]
Six-year-old Trent Sparks and his twin sister, Tessa, entered the world prematurely at 34 weeks. They spent a month in the Akron Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit. While Tessa met her developmental milestones, Trent fell behind. “We started working with the Medina County Help Me Grow program when Trent was 9 months old,” […]
What could be more fun than enjoying a summer night of baseball? For many children with cerebral palsy, the only thing better is getting to hang out at the ballpark with the doctors, nurses and other providers who take good care of you at Akron Children’s Hospital. About 215 patients and family members attended the […]
Who says miracles and magic aren’t real? Just ask 2-year-old “wizard” Riley Osborn and her parents. From the day she was born – at 23 weeks, 6 days and weighing just a pound and a half – Riley has been proving her doubters wrong at every step – literally. Riley spent the first 130 days […]
What does being 7 years old look like for Hope Palmer? It means loving the color purple, keeping up with her three older sisters and being free to be a kid even while overcoming serious health obstacles.