When Sarah and Terrell Richardson received the news their daughter, Gabrielle, had gastroschisis, they had no idea what it was or how to help her. Their questions led them at Akron Children’s Maternal Fetal Medicine where they were connected with specialists and a care plan before Gabrielle arrived. “We met with specialists regularly to keep […]
Families share their experiences with Akron Children's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
Forward. It’s a path 5-year-old Madelyn Traschel has been on from the start. Affected by spina bifida, she has been managing regular doctor visits, surgeries and therapy sessions to keep her moving in the only direction she knows – forward. We first shared Madelyn’s story a few years ago at the opening of the Akron […]
When Mathew, Michael and Morgan were born, Kelly and Matt Robertson wanted nothing more than to bring their babies home. At 11 weeks premature, the triplets needed additional care so the NICU at Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley became their home away from home. At this year’s Miracles and Promises Radiothon benefiting Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning […]
When Elizabeth Hayne saw her triplets, she was in love and also acutely aware of the development her babies still needed in the NICU at Akron Children’s Hospital. Born at nearly 32 weeks old, the babies relied on support from family and medical staff, as well as nourishment from mom. “I never thought about not breastfeeding them […]
With each prenatal care visit, new parents, Cali and Zreston, grew more excited to meet their baby. At a 20-week ultrasound visit, their excitement turned to concern when they learned their baby girl had gastroschisis, a birth defect that would require immediate medical attention after delivery. In need of a plan, they turned to staff […]
Some people spend years trying to find their mission in life. For sweet Piper Grace Hoefler, it took just 27 days. Piper passed away from the effects of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 0, but her legacy lives on in books about inclusion donated by her family’s charitable organization, Piper’s Key. “I didn’t want to […]