Parent Mentors

Parent Mentors

Would you like to connect with a parent whose child has a similar diagnosis as yours? We have specially-trained parents who want to share what they've learned while taking care of their own children.

Whether you're seeking a peer for emotional support or to learn more about what to expect from a certain medical diagnosis, our parent mentors have volunteered to share their insights about dealing with a similar situation.

Find a Parent Mentor

Once you’ve selected the person you’d like to talk to, you may send a message to the parent using our online form. They have agreed to respond to you by e-mail within 24-48 hours. We also have parent mentors who are not listed in the database. If you don't receive a response from one of our online mentors, or would like to reach a mentor offline, please contact the program coordinator at 330-543-3072 or

Featured Parent Mentor
Nichole U.
Nichole U.
Nichole's son, Brady, was born four weeks early and was transferred to the NICU at Akron Children's Hospital less than 6 hours after his birth. He was diagnosed with tracheal esophageal fistula. During his 15-month stay, he faced many surgeries and health obstacles. Today, Brady is 11 years old. While his lungs are still sensitive to infection, hes been spending less time in the hospital and more time as a typical school-age kid.
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