Hip dysplasia is fairly common in infants and most often can be corrected without surgery. But in some cases, orthopedic surgeons need to maneuver the ball of the hip into the socket, and put the child in a body cast to keep the joint aligned. Karissa Douglas, a 9-year-old from Massillon, went through the procedure […]
Juliana Glass has always had a high tolerance for pain. It’s allowed her to push through discomfort during dance competitions, cheerleading and downhill skiing. But the day that 16-year-old Juliana wiped out while skiing at Seven Springs Mountain Resort did slow her down for a few hours. “It was the first time I’d gone to […]
Always quick with a joke or a smile, Josh Severson has always known how to make people happy. His parents were overjoyed with his arrival, but grew concerned when they saw he was born with a birth defect, 2 clubbed feet. “I was high-risk so my entire pregnancy was monitored closely, yet no-one detected anything […]
Manchester High School’s Devin Allman knows how to come back to win soccer games so when an ACL injury tried to sideline him, he knew it would take determination and his team – at Akron Children’s – to overcome it. “I honestly can’t remember a time I didn’t play soccer. I’ve been playing competitively on […]
On Dec. 2, 2017, I was going home from bowling practice when I was involved in a head on collision as I was turning onto a side road. The second that my car hit the truck, I blacked out and didn’t wake up until the ambulance had gotten there. An off-duty police officer from Alliance […]
I was born in April on the same day as my great-Grandpa Brubaker. I imagine my parents had a lot of fears, uncertainties and worries about having a child born with a rare disability, but they seldom, if ever, showed this. On the contrary, my parents always urged me to do what I dreamed of doing.