When I read about the work that Dr. Richard Hertle did for the children with vision problems in India, it hit home to me how fortunate we are to have him caring for my son Hunter’s eyesight. This access to excellent care in our backyard is the small miracle.
Akron Children’s Hospital has been awarded a 5-year, $467,000 grant to study the optimal treatment for children with convergence insufficiency and attention-reading disability, a common combination of vision disorders.
After 5 years of trying to get pregnant, the birth of a beautiful girl last April was especially sweet for Nina and Steve. The first grandchild on both sides of their families, Ava quickly became a star. When she turned 3 months old, her attentive parents began to notice a difference in her gaze. They knew the way her eyes tended to dart quickly back and forth wasn’t typical.
More accurately known as infantile nystagmus, the “wiggling” or “dancing” eyes associated with this condition can make it difficult for a child to track moving objects or read the text on a page.
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.
After overcoming ovarian cancer, Lacey Collins was told she would never be able to have children. So when she learned she was pregnant with her little boy, Jayce, she was thrilled. Jayce was her little miracle who came along when she least expected it.