Jessica Culbert was desperate for medical treatment to fix a defect in her heart’s electrical circuitry that caused an abnormally fast heartbeat. The defect, called supraventricular tachycardia, at times pushed Jessica’s heart rate as high as 240 beats per minute. She never knew when it might come on or how long it would last. It […]
Whenever I feel a little guilty about my love of Diet Coke, I think about the positives beyond the great taste and zero calories. My empty Diet Coke cans and opener tabs are not only recycled, but they actually help our patients at Akron Children’s Hospital.
Fourteen years ago I was a young mother of my first child. After an emergency c-section, Kegan was taken to Akron Children’s Hospital for respiratory problems.
The holiday season is upon us. For kids, this is often the season of getting – new toys, clothes, electronics and other gifts. But it should also be the season of giving.
I have a hard time saying thank you sometimes. It’s not that I’m not thankful for things, and it’s not that I have a hard time accepting things (mostly). There are just times when I feel like saying thank you is not anywhere near enough. Those are the same times when I know that I […]
Bekah spent 10 weeks in Akron Children’s Hospital’s NICU. Since her discharge in January, we have returned a few times to visit friends who were still there — still waiting for that chance to take a little person home for the first time, even if it was weeks, or months, later than planned.