In his first months of life, Caden Jacobson slept a lot more than his mother, Amanda, thought was normal. He mostly ate and slept, and he wasn’t growing much either. A first-grade teacher from Wooster, Amanda knew something was not right. Numerous trips to doctors didn’t point to any medical causes for Caden’s lethargy. But […]
For Will Brown, running in the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series is personal. He’s not necessarily going after personal best times, rather he’s running to support Akron Children’s which has helped his family in the most personal way possible – saving his son’s life. Will’s son, Grayson, was diagnosed with congenital heart defects […]
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 […]
Days after leaving for a high school trip, Ryan Hayes was in the Akron Children’s emergency department gravely ill from influenza B. Thanks to a rare life support system and specialized team, Ryan just celebrated one more birthday – his 16th.
I had a gut feeling at home that something was wrong with my 10-week-old son, Malachi, so I had my husband, Kyle, go check on him. He brought Malachi to me — barely breathing and lifeless. Both of us are in the medical field — I’m a nurse, and he’s a EMT/firefighter. It’s hard to separate […]
Growing up in Cleveland, Dr. John Pope says he didn’t know much about Akron. Now, after 19 years at Akron Children’s Hospital, he can’t imagine being anywhere else. “I decided early on that this is where I wanted to stay until I retire,” Dr. Pope said. “When I came here from Cleveland I said, this […]