When Tyler Wilson was born, his internal organs were like a jigsaw puzzle with pieces in the wrong places. His abdominal organs, including the spleen, part of his stomach and liver, and most of his bowel, were pushed up into his chest. The incursion into the chest cavity stunted development of Tyler’s lungs and forced […]
You can’t help but notice after talking to Kerri Clark that she isn’t originally from around here – her charming southern accent gives her away. “I’m from South Carolina, but my dad grew up in Ohio,” she said. “I decided to come here for nursing school and then I met my husband and basically never […]
When Dr. Patricia Raimer was little, she loved playing Little House on the Prairie with her sisters. Although she grew up a long way from the life and adventures of the Ingalls family in 19th century American West, the characters fueled her imagination. As she got older, Dr. Raimer took real inspiration from her 9th […]
Akron Children’s Hospital recently received a $100,000 donation from Ed Slattery of Cockeysville, Md., a grateful father whose sons were treated here following a tragic car accident that took his wife’s life and injured his two sons, Peter and Matthew. On Aug. 16, 2010, while traveling to Maryland following a family reunion in Cleveland, Ed’s […]
My daughter would have died in 2009 if it were not for the care she received from Akron Children’s critical care team. She had acquired a mysterious, life-threatening bacterial infection that caused her kidneys to fail and her blood to become dangerously anemic. It was a surreal experience when the doctors admitted her to the […]
In this year’s TV campaign, we’ve turned the camera on our doctors, so you can see how intensely they care for every child – and family – they treat. One of these doctors is Michael Forbes, a critical care doctor. He believes in miracles. But he also believes in research. In fact, he’s leading a national study on how to reduce hospital infection rates.