When I was pregnant, the thought of having twins was exciting and overwhelming. When I gave birth 7 weeks early, it was scary. But when I saw my baby girl for the first time, and she didn’t look as we expected, it was a huge mix of emotions. Our daughter, Olivia, was born with a […]
Nearly 2 decades of care creates a lifelong bond with 19-year-old Joey Penko and his family. When he graduated from Copley High School in May, family and friends couldn’t wait to celebrate with him – including his extended family at Akron Children’s Hospital.
The smiles say it all. The annual holiday party for Akron Children’s Craniofacial Clinic Parent Network brought lots of good cheer for nearly 200 patients and their parents and siblings last Friday evening. The kids enjoyed a magician, crafts, a pizza dinner and the ever-popular giant parachute that inspires seemingly endless bursts of competitive energy. […]
Before the arrival of the big guy with a fuzzy beard and furry red velvet suit, the children attending a holiday party at Akron Children’s Hospital were enthralled by an assortment of creatures featuring natural fur – as well as shells, scales and tails.
As first-time parents, we were so scared when we found out our 2-month-old daughter, Karlee, had to have surgery. She had craniosynostosis, which means she did not have a soft spot.
Our son was born with a cleft lip and palate. Things have been difficult for us since day one. Cole was hospitalized for pyloric stenosis, and failure to thrive for the first couple weeks of his life, and the nurses at Akron Children’s were so supportive of us.