Many area youth athletes are working hard right now to be the best baseball players possible and there’s a lot at stake for these youngsters. Baseball is a very competitive sport and with college and pro careers on the line, many of these kids are looking for that edge in the weight room. But even […]
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.
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.
Pheinix Eitle has found a friend in our Director & Chief of Public Safety Jerome Klue. Clinical staff connected the dots that they both have the same rare condition that affects the nerves and immune system: Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). GBS first attacked the Seneca East High School freshman’s feet, hands and chest with numbness and […]
Ryder Brown, 3, is working hard with therapists in our rehabilitation department to recover from surgery to remove a brain tumor March 8. Occupational therapist Giavonna Difranco encourages Ryder to knock over a tower of blocks. Exercises like this are designed to help Ryder regain movement in his arms and hands. Ryder has Posterior Fossa […]
The “Take Me Out to the Ballpark” event, held Aug. 24, is part carnival, part picnic, and, best of all, a place to celebrate just what these special kids with cerebral palsy can do.