Born at just 26 weeks old and 1 lb. 12 oz., tiny Nehemiah let his mom know he was going to be okay. “He came out crying so I knew he was going to be something special,” said Leslie, Nehemiah’s mom. “He had a hole in his heart, a serious brain bleed and seizures. The […]
After Akron Children’s Hospital provided life-saving care to their grandson, Bill and Jo Wooldredge decided to give thanks and give back through a charitable gift annuity. In November 2013, Evan Wooldredge’s body unexpectedly began shutting down. His parents took him to Akron Children’s, where Shefali Mahesh, MD, division director of pediatric nephrology, swiftly diagnosed him […]
Hopeless is defined as a feeling or causing despair about something. After multiple complications and miscarriages, Marchelle Simms and her husband, Greg, knew the feeling all too well. It wasn’t until a chance visit from a high-risk specialist that Marchelle realized there was hope for moms like her. “My husband was in the Marine Corps […]
As moms seek new and better ways to prevent prematurity, many are looking to progesterone treatments to help reduce their risk of prematurity by as much as 45%. “Progesterone treatments help maintain a supportive environment for the developing fetus, which increases a woman’s chance of delivering a healthy, full-term baby,” said Dr. Stephen Crane, chairman […]
My home care nurse, Ed, is phenomenal. As an adult Cystic Fibrosis patient, home care is routine for me with medport flushes and IV therapy. Ed is the best.