Addisyn Piekarski and her mom, Kristen, had just the right outfit in mind for Addisyn’s Jan. 13 follow-up appointment with her heart surgeon, Dr. Robert Stewart. Sporting a shirt covered in small hearts, with a large, sequin heart in the center, seemed fitting to meet with the man who just 8 days earlier had repaired […]
When 12-year-old Brooklyn was a week old, she fell into a week-long coma. Testing at Akron Children’s showed she had an under-active thyroid and 2 pineal brain cysts. A later check-up by cardiologist Grace Smith also showed she had a hole in her heart and a leaky valve. She’s endured all of her medical trials during her short life with grace and hope.
After participating in Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley radiothon, the Youngstown Heart Walk, and the Walk for Babies (all within a 5- day span), we felt that we couldn’t possibly feel better, or more excited, to be the parents of such a fun, silly, exciting little girl who has inspired us to do all of those things.