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 […]
Addyson Staup has an appetite, and she likes most of the food her parents eat, in pureed form. She runs, she talks and she plays. At 21 months, she’s hitting developmental milestones. She’s a different child from the girl who not long ago was barely able to swallow or use her muscles. Addyson was in […]