Cindy Bennett-Brown, pediatric and adult nurse practitioner, has always had two speeds: fast and off. Cindy’s mother, a nurse who worked at Robinson Memorial Hospital, recognized early on that Cindy liked the “adrenaline rush” she got from being where the action is, especially through sports. After Cindy graduated from nursing school, Akron Children’s burn center […]
Tzakary Rainsberg didn’t get to do many of the things he would have wanted to do his senior year, but with all the positivity surrounding him and lifting him, he still ended high school on a very high note. Not only was he named “Prom King” at Carrollton High School but he participated in commencement […]
Let’s all wish Tzakary Rainsberg a happy homecoming day. Tzak, 16, of Dellroy is going home after a 2-week hospitalization and he is going home breathing on his own. Having his tracheostomy tube removed was yet another big milestone for Tzak, who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he, his older sister, Abigail, and a […]
As 7-year-old Isabella Pirogowicz moves a controller with her hand, an animated monkey correspondingly stretches his long hand to pop a bubble. Isabella probably thinks she is just playing a fun computer game, but there’s actually more at play. The game is therapy, helping Isabella, who has mild cerebral palsy, expand the range of motion […]
Nairmeen Haller remembers the long days in Akron Children’s critical care unit and the uncertainty of knowing the long-term health of her then 2-year-old son, David, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2006.