In just a matter of weeks, Jamie Mariol and Ronnie Hitchings, of Massillon, went from having mild concern about their 4-year-old daughter, Raven, not using her left hand as she typically did, to learning she had a golf-ball size brain tumor. Before they could process this “deer in the headlights moment,” as Jamie called it, […]
The 6th annual Dancing for the Kids event, hosted by the Emerging Leaders of Akron Children’s Hospital and presented by Northwestern Mutual, raised a record-breaking $155,613 to benefit cancer research at the hospital’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancers and Blood Disorders. Dance Unlimited, a therapeutic dance program at Akron Children’s for patients of all […]
Last winter, my son Dominic had fevers for about 14 days straight. We were told that it was viral, so we kept on it and also switch to a new doctor at Akron Children’s – Dr. (Jackie) Lickliter in the Boardman office. He was having severe head pain that was also affecting his vision. My […]
In April 2011, 7-year-old Mackenzie started to hear a loud beeping in her ear. After several tests, Dr. Roger Hudgins, an Akron Children’s Hospital neurosurgeon, discovered that Mackenzie had a brain tumor referred to as a juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma. Once Dr. Hudgins removed the benign tumor, the hard work began.
If you heard a little “yahhooo” coming from around the Seville area today around noon, it was Randy and I celebrating our little super hero’s good report from Myelo Clinic. I guess it’s one of those things that as a parent, you think your child is doing well but need the affirmation from the professionals that they see the improvements as well.
When we first met with Dr. Stewart in February, he said that while we would come back to see him, he would be referring us to a genetic counselor at Akron Children’s as well. I was a little confused as to why we would need to see a genetic counselor. We already knew our Peanut […]