School is one of the most universal experiences of childhood – where we make friends, learn to read and write and hopefully learn to love learning itself. But some children, such as Bradrick Corley, 3, need a little help to get there.
Tasheena Purdue knows the benefits of skin-to-skin contact. She’s a hospice caregiver in Canton and a mom to 5. She’s been diligent to provide “kangaroo care” for her children especially with her newborn son, Nehemiah, who is a patient our neonatal intensive care unit. Kangaroo care refers to the act of placing your newborn, with […]
For anyone who has witnessed the medical journey a baby goes through in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), there’s no denying it’s extraordinary. For Ted and Kathleen Ampazis of Wooster, their son’s NICU stay was like many – equal parts joy and worry – and also just the beginning of his remarkable achievements. Their […]
Sometimes Candace Arick can’t believe how far her little girl has come — and how far she, too, has come after dealing with a very sick child. Born 3 years ago, Norah was diagnosed with a meconium cyst that led to ruptured intestines in utero. She was rushed to Akron Children’s Hospital for her first […]
For Will Brown, running in the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series is personal. He’s not necessarily going after personal best times, rather he’s running to support Akron Children’s which has helped his family in the most personal way possible – saving his son’s life. Will’s son, Grayson, was diagnosed with congenital heart defects […]
Congratulations to Cynthia Grand, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, neonatal nurse practitioner, for being named the 2018 recipient of the Debra Lee Seiber Nursing Excellence Award. The award, which was created in memory of longtime nurse practitioner Deb Seiber, who passed away in 2013 and worked in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Summa, is presented […]