Like many young couples, Mark and Jennifer Knepper of Streetsboro looked forward to starting a family. When their first child, Olivia, was about 1 year old, they found out Jennifer was pregnant with identical twin girls.
Three-year-old Logan Keith of Akron continues to amaze his doctors and family with his miraculous recovery from a devastating brain injury.
From the moment he was born in January 2010, Lucas Ransom was in a fight for his life. Although he arrived at 33 ½ weeks with a cleft palate that made feeding difficult, he had several other serious problems unrelated to his prematurity that made his condition critical.
I am so used to seeing Bekah’s faint little open heart surgery scar on her chest that now I feel like something is missing when I see Sam.
Eleven-year-old Ethan stands outside his door, eagerly awaiting physical therapist Meghan Smolk. The minute he spots her, he dashes back into his room, running around frantically to find his shoes and gather his laundry to drop off on the way to the gym.
As a member of the PR and marketing department at the hospital for 16 years, Andrea Joliet has worked with families and written about their experiences at Akron Children’s, but she certainly never expected to be one of those families.