Trevor Weigand would like nothing better than to be a typical 11-year-old boy. But medical complications at age 4, followed by a cancer diagnosis at age 5, have complicated that carefree life.
In 2013, visitors to Akron Children’s Hospital’s YouTube channel tuned in 201,935 times to view our health and wellness videos and media appearances, among other postings to the channel.
Kaela Keller should be filling out applications for college, learning how to drive, practicing sprints with the Garaway High School Track team and looking for a fun part-time job. Instead, the 17 year old from Dover has put many of those plans on hold as she undergoes chemotherapy to fight spine and brain tumors at Akron Children’s Hospital.
In April 2011, 7-year-old Mackenzie started to hear a loud beeping in her ear. After several tests, Dr. Roger Hudgins, an Akron Children’s Hospital neurosurgeon, discovered that Mackenzie had a brain tumor referred to as a juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma. Once Dr. Hudgins removed the benign tumor, the hard work began.