Our daughter, Gianna Silvers, was hospitalized in Akron with an ileus. The child life specialist on the school age unit, Chloe, went above and beyond to make sure Gianna was happy on her birthday (June 8). She made her a sign, brought her Barbie dolls, coloring books, markers, crayons, stamps and a mermaid tail blanket. […]
Reflecting on our past 18 months and the many hours that sometimes, turned into days, I feel today with my 6-year-old daughter Ava how much Akron Children’s Hospital has meant to our family! We were sitting in her pre op appt this morning (Thursday, Dec. 28) and were discussing an upcoming procedure that she will […]
Joshua Detweiler, 6, is no stranger to Akron Children’s Hospital. His younger brother sees specialists and therapists related to cerebral palsy, so when Joshua started showing gastroenterology-related symptoms, we knew where we could trust to take him for excellent care. Now Joshua has a diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis, which is one type of inflammatory bowel […]
Editor’s note: Dr. Stone passed away May 7, 2018. Read the obituary. Make a donation in his memory at: giving.akronchildrens.org/stone If you set out to spend more than half a century practicing pediatric medicine, Dr. Robert Stone knows he was fortunate to see his career span the period between 1961 and 2016. It was a time […]
From grocery store shelves to restaurant menus, gluten-free items are everywhere these days. But for some people, including children, skipping foods with gluten is not a trend, but a medical necessity because they have celiac disease.