March 15 is the 4-year anniversary of my son’s RF ablation surgery performed by Dr. John Clark to fix his congenital WPW (Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome). My son, Dakota Dunwiddie, was diagnosed when he was 1 month old. He is now 16 and consistently has a grade point average of 4.0, or close to it. He is very […]
My “every day hero” is my cardiologist Dr. John Clark. I chose this amazing hero because he saved my life!
Though the finding of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (WPW) in our then 12-old-son, Chris, is not as huge and dangerous as many illnesses treated by Akron Children’s Hospital on a daily basis, the care and attention we received by every single person during Chris’ care was top-notch.
When you meet Katherine, you’ll be immediately drawn in by her vivacious personality, seemingly endless energy, and love for dance and performing. What you won’t notice are the 15 procedures she’s had on her heart, all before turning 12.
To show their gratitude toward Akron Children’s Hospital, Andrew and Gabe are Change Bandits for the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon, which airs Feb. 7-9 on 98.1 WKDD. In 2008, twins Drew and Gabe were enjoying life as any other rambunctious 6-year-olds. But their parents began to notice a growing health concern. Every […]
Learning your pregnant with identical twins can make any 27-year-old’s heart pound a little quicker. But Meredith Stone, of Strongsville, knew it had to be caused by something more than first pregnancy jitters.