A wise person once said it’s what’s on the inside that counts, and for local families looking for pediatric care close to home, the new Akron Children’s health center in Mansfield doesn’t disappoint. The 32,350 square-foot facility, which is designed to offer an array of services for babies, kids and teens, is every bit as […]
The adage, “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met,” aptly sums up the attitude of Sheila Hostetler, speech-language pathologist in rehabilitative services. As an avid traveler who has visited dozens of cities and countries in 6 continents, Sheila’s philosophy is to walk around and meet local people. It’s taught her a […]
April 18 was a warm spring-like day just after Easter in 2017. Jamie Bosley, of East Palestine, remembers that because her kids were using Peeps from their Easter baskets instead of marshmallows to toast in their first backyard bonfire of the season. With her older brother and her parents nearby, then 3-year-old Ashlyn lost her […]
The minute Kya Crowe realized the adapted Power Wheels Jeep was hers, she began kicking her legs, giggling and pulling in her fists close to her chest — a habit of hers when she’s overjoyed. Kya was 1 of 7 participants included in last month’s Inclusioneers Adapt-a-Car Workshop, which modifies ride-on cars for children with […]
What does being 7 years old look like for Hope Palmer? It means loving the color purple, keeping up with her three older sisters and being free to be a kid even while overcoming serious health obstacles.
My son Colton spent the first 72 hours of his life wearing a cool cap in the Akron Children’s Hospital NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). He was born with cerebral palsy as a result of an umbilical cord accident. He was in the NICU for a total of 36 days, and we have been coming […]