Madalynn Shanks is an actress, singer, creative writer and aspiring filmmaker. At 14, she is driven and confident. She always was eager to talk about story ideas or the latest character she dreamed up. But now she is also eager to talk about a disease that has changed her life. Madalynn was diagnosed with ulcerative […]
You know the saying, “Choose a profession you love and you’ll never work another day in your life.”? Dr. Christine Pasquarella is living proof of that. Akron Children’s newest pediatric gastroenterologist absolutely adores her job, diagnosing and treating infants, children and teens with all types of gastroenterology disorders, including celiac disease, gastroesophageal reflux and inflammatory […]
Kyle Buzaki taught himself to play golf, but last year the teenager was off his game. He was tired, his stomach hurt, his weight was dropping. He wasn’t himself. When his mother, Sherrie, came home from work, Kyle would be asleep. He struggled through post-season golf tournaments for the Stow-Munroe Falls High School Bulldogs. Sherrie […]
The old expression, listen to your gut, rings true for new pediatric gastroenterologist, Kevin Watson, MD in more ways than one. Trained in Taekwondo, Dr. Watson knows when to listen to his gut and react or defend himself. As a physician, he listens to his patients talk about their gastrointestinal (also referred to as gut) […]
One thing we’ve learned is that if doctors say there is a slight chance something might happen, it will happen with Harper. We see more specialists at Akron Children’s Hospital than I ever thought possible.
In December 2011 my husband, Ben, and I were expecting our third child. Like any other expectant parents we were busy preparing for our new little one, we had no idea the direction our lives were about to take. Our son, Rocco Steele, was born and was quickly whisked away to the NICU at Akron […]