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 […]
Hope Palmer loves the color purple. She has a contagious smile, plays hard and is determined to keep up with her three older sisters. Seven-year-old Hope may sound like a typical kid, but she has overcome many obstacles. Born in China with multiple health problems, she underwent major back surgery before coming to America. […]
For a child dealing with a chronic health condition, or facing a lengthy recovery from injury, water can offer the freedom and flexibility needed to help speed their healing. In this Children’s Channel video, Beatrica Kovacova, a physical therapy assistant at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares these and other benefits of aquatic therapy.
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 […]
Tonight marks 2 milestones for 20-year-old Bryce Swartz with spina bifida: Receiving his Norton High School diploma and walking the stage at the Akron Civic Theatre to receive it from his father, Rod Swartz, a teacher and coach at Norton High School. His longtime physical therapy assistant at Akron Children’s Hospital, Turranna Rice, will help […]
Levi experienced a brain injury at birth and wasn’t expected to live through his birthday. He received cold cap therapy at Akron Children’s and spent 17 days in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), followed by 3 years of outpatient therapy. Now at age 3, he’s diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy and a severe affinity […]