There were purple streamers and balloons, cookies with purple icing, purple props for the photo booth and purple prizes for games. The purple party in Stella Miller’s fifth grade classroom at W.S. Stinson Elementary School in Canal Fulton was a celebration of Epilepsy Awareness Month and a reward for Stella’s class in collecting the most […]
As a former collegiate sprinter, Dr. Jacqueline Branch is known for being fast on her feet, but as a developmental pediatrician at Akron Children’s she’s better known for taking her time and listening to patients’ needs. Dr. Branch sees patients in the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center where she evaluates, treats and advocates for children and teens […]
Stella Miller knew things felt scary and uncertain when she began having seizures and was undergoing testing for an eventual epilepsy diagnosis in August of 2016. The then 8-year-old was in the hospital for an EEG and overnight stay and, then suddenly, a small rainbow-colored Beanie Baby given to her by a nurse brought her […]
My daughter’s name is Kiersten Cazzell, and she is 12 years old. She has had epilepsy since she was 18 months old. We originally received care at another children’s hospital, but after 9 years of switching medicines and exhausting all testing we were getting nowhere. Her seizures were so bad – 40-45 minute long episodes! […]
Purple shirts. Purple ties. Purple scrubs, sweaters and dresses. Akron Children’s neurology and neurodevelopmental science team celebrated Purple Day, an international grassroots effort to build awareness for epilepsy.
Two of my four daughters have epilepsy and received their care from Akron Children’s neurology center. They are both determined and intelligent young ladies who are creative in how they “do life.”