When you are 5 years old and it’s a Tuesday morning, what could be better than going on a field trip to a bowling alley with your class? Jack Cleavenger has special needs but he was able to go bowling because Emily Ocheltree, a medical assistant in Akron Children’s School Health Services, was right by […]
School is one of the most universal experiences of childhood – where we make friends, learn to read and write and hopefully learn to love learning itself. But some children, such as Bradrick Corley, 3, need a little help to get there.
10-year-old Brady Ryba of Heritage Elementary School in Medina City Schools took a writing assignment to heart and wanted others to know how the school nurse from Akron Children’s Hospital needs “to be respected.” Medical Assistant Stephanie Rost, who has cared for Brady, was thrilled to see his kind words so she shared with manager […]
Nurses are often told they are a lot like moms because they share many of the same “job” characteristics. Both are compassionate and empathetic and they also fix “boo boos” and soothe worries. When Amy Decker became a fist-time mom to a child with complex medical issues, she realized a lot of what she was […]
You might have firm convictions about at what age a teen should be allowed to date, but it’s often far less clear whether your teen is ready for dating – or for that matter, what exactly constitutes a date. How your teen handles personal relationships should give you an idea about whether he or she […]
There’s nothing like watching children run, laugh and play. Imagine how great that feeling is when you can play a role in helping nearly 2,000 children join in a special event like the Akron Marathon’s annual Kids Fun Run. Nearly every year that the Akron Marathon has offered a Kids Fun Run, Laurel Celik, a […]