Splishing and splashing in a water therapy pool can do more than help kids who need to work on moving their bodies. At Akron Children’s Hospital, a unique program that pairs speech therapy with physical and occupational therapy in the water is proving to be a success. Aquatic therapists have been treating clients in the […]
A wise person once said it’s what’s on the inside that counts, and for local families looking for pediatric care close to home, the new Akron Children’s health center in Mansfield doesn’t disappoint. The 32,350 square-foot facility, which is designed to offer an array of services for babies, kids and teens, is every bit as […]
The adage, “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met,” aptly sums up the attitude of Sheila Hostetler, speech-language pathologist in rehabilitative services. As an avid traveler who has visited dozens of cities and countries in 6 continents, Sheila’s philosophy is to walk around and meet local people. It’s taught her a […]
Tyler Jordan has shared his story at 9 of the first 10 Miracles and Promises Radiothons in the Mahoning Valley, but this year the 18-year-old from Niles says it will be his last. “It’s just time for other people,” he said. Humbly, he doesn’t think his story has changed much over the years, but this […]
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 […]
What does being 7 years old look like for Hope Palmer? It means loving the color purple, keeping up with her three older sisters and being free to be a kid even while overcoming serious health obstacles.