Caiden Hoff, 10, was playing soccer in gym class last October when a collision with a classmate caused a painful fall. He initially thought he twisted his ankle. “Once the gym teacher pulled down my sock, I knew there was something wrong,” he said. “Next thing I knew there was a fireman and ambulance there, […]
“The boys wrecked the go cart. Cole is hurt. The ambulance is on its way.” Brandi Phillips’ head was spinning after this 9 a.m. phone call about her 13-year-old-son, Cole. He slept over at a friend’s house the previous night, a typical summer activity for the teen. Brandi raced over to the house to find […]
Wind rushing by, motor roaring, Hayden Mesler, 13, zoomed along on her dirt bike. The teen has been riding since pre-k, and the spring weather called for a spin on her bike. Before she knew it, her speed had gotten away from her and she was unable to stop quickly. She laid the bike down […]
If you ask Dr. Anthony Silverio, he’s a kid walking the halls of Akron Children’s Hospital in big-kid shoes. He says that perspective helps him better connect with children and their families on a daily basis as our newest pediatric surgeon in Orthopedics. So it’s no surprise he takes a tender, positive — and sometimes […]
It was the spring of 2018. As Rayannah “Ray” Torrence tore up the track for the Buchtel High School 400-meter relay team, she collapsed just steps away from the finish line. Ray’s mom and biggest fan, Carmon Lee, stood in shock in the bleachers. “I wanted to jump over the fence and run to her,” […]
The anticipated day of Jordan’s surgery finally came. Randy and I could only pray that God would help lessen our anxiety as we entered the world of a major surgery followed by an intense recovery.