Scott Beal jokes that thanks to his son, he no longer has a name. “I’m not ‘Scott’ anymore,” he laughed. “I’m now just called ‘Spencer’s dad.’” Not that Scott or his wife, Brianna, mind. The story of their 7-year-old son has touched many families in the couple’s hometown of Dover, Ohio. Born with a form […]
Tyler Jordan’s family first came to Akron Children’s when he was 8 years old to be treated for cerebral palsy, because its Boardman location was close to their home in Niles. His mom, Glenna, remembers being told when Tyler was born that he would never walk, talk, etc. We are happy to say Tyler, now […]
Lauren Livengood is mother to 1-year-old Natalie, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduate with Shwachman-Diamond syndrome, a rare genetic condition that affects the bone marrow, pancreas and skeletal system. The Livengoods have a long history with Akron Children’s Hospital, including a 9-month hospital stay beginning when Natalie was just 5 months old. Here, Lauren […]
“Give me your money, honey!” That’s the line 5-year-old Change Bandit Fiona Smith used last year to collect more than her weight in spare change – 36 pounds – during the annual “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon. This year, she aims to beat that number to help all the kids at Akron Children’s […]
For the first time we didn’t have a cardiology appointment in September. We’re spreading them out to a little over a year apart for the next few appointments so they won’t fall during the school year. Instead, Bekah had an appointment with Dr. Lawhon, eye doctor extraordinaire.
The winter display at my house started by mistake in 2008. I had built a 16-foot snowman in my yard just to stay active in the wintertime. After building that snowman, I was on my way to work when I heard an ad on WKDD for the Radiothon. Afterwards, I put a bucket in my front yard and asked folks who enjoyed the snowman to pitch in some spare change for Akron Children’s Hospital.