For as long as Deb Young, Ask Children’s nurse in Children’s After Hours, can remember, she’s been captivated by babies of all kinds. Her mother recognized her softheartedness, allowing Deb to bring home stray kittens, rescue abandoned baby birds and bunnies and care for the neighbor’s younger children. By the time Deb graduated from high […]
Sometimes, good things happen unexpectedly. Jane Holloway, staff nurse at Montrose Urgent Care, wanted to be an elementary school teacher, but got married and began raising a family instead. On a whim, she filled out a nursing school application. Two weeks later, she began nursing classes. Looking back, Jane considers that impulsive decision one of […]
I’ll be there for you is not only the theme song to Dr. Lauren Ousley’s favorite TV show, Friends, but also a theme that echoes through the Emergency Department at Akron Children’s where she works. As one of the department’s new physicians, Dr. Ousley splits her time between the Emergency and Sedation Services Department to […]
We are always up for a little adventure, but a lot of adventure is a lot overwhelming. Jordan came home from his first day of school telling us that he hit his head on the concrete floor. This seemed a little odd since his teacher had not said anything about Jordan getting hurt. I was […]
My 12-year-old autistic son has been suffering from dizziness and loss of vision. Because of a prior experience with my other son at Akron Children’s, I was confident he would have a good experience as well.
“HO HO HO, Merry Christmas!” The sound of Santa’s voice crackles through a hand-held radio device. The little girl, wearing a tiger gown, perks up and smiles, her eyes alight as she hears Santa calling her name.