Kyler Strotz is a talented student at West Branch High School. He gets good grades, plays sports and loves the outdoors. Kidney disease temporarily sidelined Kyler – until his mom Anita provided a life-saving gift. “We didn’t know Kyler had any issues at all; his kidney problems were the silent type,” Anita recalled. “The summer […]
First-time parents can relate to the anticipation and excitement surrounding the 20-week ultrasound. Tiffany Hanoman and Vincent Clark of Struthers were no exception. They even invited their parents along to be part of the experience and learn of the baby’s gender. But soon into the test, Hanoman could sense from the reaction of the ultrasound […]
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 […]
When we think of “kidney stones,” the image of the typical patient is usually not of a fresh-faced first grader. But Blakely Kopatz, 6, who has recently had 2 surgeries, proves that kidney stones are not just an ailment of adulthood. Akron Children’s Hospital has created a new service – a Pediatric Kidney Stone Clinic […]
Last year, 13-year-old Kiarah Harris’ life was anything but calm as she fought a life-threatening case of pneumonia at Akron Children’s Hospital. It was during this time that doctors diagnosed her with a chronic, auto-immune disorder.