John and Teresa Norris can tell you a thing or 2 about living under stress, and how it changed their perspective on life. Their daughter, Olivia, was born extremely premature in May 2016. She spent 332 days in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) at Akron Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Olivia’s airway was unusually […]
When Tyler Wilson was born, his internal organs were like a jigsaw puzzle with pieces in the wrong places. His abdominal organs, including the spleen, part of his stomach and liver, and most of his bowel, were pushed up into his chest. The incursion into the chest cavity stunted development of Tyler’s lungs and forced […]
“They’re an instant party.” That’s how Brian Baddorf described his quadruplets, 3 girls and a boy, as they entertained themselves frolicking around furnishings in the lobby of Kay Jewelers Pavilion. “It doesn’t matter what toys or objects they have, they just make believe. They just talk to each other for hours on end,” Brian said. […]
Join the Conger family for the annual event at Canal Park on Sun., Oct. 4. All proceeds benefit the Walk for Babies fund to assist families in the NICU at Akron Children’s Hospital.
The 8th annual Walk for Babies, an event dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the Akron Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), had its most successful event yet on Sept. 21, and raised more than $109,000. Since its start in 2007, Walk for Babies has raised more than $600,000 for the NICU.
For most families the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest of the year. I’ll admit, we’re usually fairly busy then too, but nothing compares to the hectic rush of the middle of September.