Children learn in different ways – some by seeing, hearing or reading and others by doing. When a child is diagnosed with a chronic illness like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, learning by living with the disease is a life-long process. For Brendan, who was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 9, he doesn’t remember […]
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After a year of managing a brain cancer diagnosis, dozens of surgeries and relentless medical treatments, Cerriana (14) of Alliance was hopeful the worst was behind her. When she learned her cancer was back, she didn’t know if she had the strength to do it all again, but she knew she had something to say […]
It could have been a late birthday gift or an early Christmas gift but, anyway you look at it, spending time riding a horse named Rambo was an experience Owen Culp won’t soon forget. Owen, who turned 17 on Dec. 6, had mentioned to Dr. Katrina Lindsay that he enjoyed caring for a neighbor’s horses […]
When Solomon Hubbs turned 14 in August, he received a happy birthday text from a school teacher who came into his life through a twist of fate and to whom he’ll always be connected. In 2018, teacher Alexandria Eubank donated a kidney to Solomon, who lives in Medina and attends Buckeye Junior High. Solomon and […]
Labor of Love is a blog started by Megs Pollock in 2011. Megs began sharing her experience as a first-time mom to son, Jordan, who was diagnosed with spina bifida before he was born. It’s been 4 years since we last got an update from the Pollock family, so we thought it was time to […]
Childhood is a time of exploring, climbing, jumping and living carefree. When things don’t go quite right, the Ehrhart family of New Middletown is thankful there’s Akron Children’s ER. “We’ve been to the Akron Children’s ER about once a month for the past 18 months for one thing or another,” said Joni Ehrhart, mom […]