Days after leaving for a high school trip, Ryan Hayes was in the Akron Children’s emergency department gravely ill from influenza B. Thanks to a rare life support system and specialized team, Ryan just celebrated one more birthday – his 16th.
Before heading to her Firestone High School commencement at E.J. Thomas Hall tonight, Abigail Ernst had to stop by and visit the person she believes got her to graduation: Dr. M. Cristina Victorio, her Akron Children’s neurologist. “I honestly don’t think I would be here without her,” said Abby, 18. Since age 12, Abby has […]