When you are 5 years old and it’s a Tuesday morning, what could be better than going on a field trip to a bowling alley with your class? Jack Cleavenger has special needs but he was able to go bowling because Emily Ocheltree, a medical assistant in Akron Children’s School Health Services, was right by […]
What’s in a number? Well, if you’re 12-year-old Devyn Emmons, it’s time. Time spent at Akron Children’s Hospital. The number “43” is how many surgeries he’s had to date with more on the way. “I’m not sure why I started counting in the first place,” said Crystal Emmons, Devyn’s mom. “When he was in the […]
Although it has been 5 years since the bittersweet December day we got to come home, the holiday season always reminds us as a family of Akron Children’s Hospital and the love and care we received as our son Bryce spent 33 days in the pediatric intensive care unit. Bryce was life-flighted on AirBear with […]
As the mom of 4 kids ages 15, 14, 12 and 11, Kathy Primavera was already good at balancing life-on-the-go when she accepted the job as Akron Children’s first home care nurse for the Mahoning Valley in 2011. “Akron Children’s Beeghly campus had only been open for a few years when I came on board,” […]
Alexis Host started off with a normal pregnancy. Then she found out she was having twins. Even though she visited her doctor every 2 weeks and strictly followed their orders, she slowly started going into labor at 22 weeks. After 2 weeks of bed rest, Alexis had an emergency C-section and delivered twins Charlee and […]
When I was only 6 months pregnant, I went to Akron City Hospital’s ER because I was in so much pain and was admitted due to high blood pressure. As it turns out, I had severe pre-eclampsia.