Sam Harris (11) didn’t like missing out on special treats at home or being careful around the lunch table at school because of his peanut allergy. Food avoidance was the only way Sam’s parents thought he could manage his allergy until they learned about oral immunotherapy (OIT) at Akron Children’s Hospital. “We wanted to give […]
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When Reese Guidry was a barely a newborn his mom rushed him to the ER in a panic when his eyes kept rolling back in his head. “It scared me,” said Laci, Reese’s mom. “I thought something was really wrong.” Laci had been noticing that her firstborn had eye movements and patterns that didn’t seem […]
Dazuan Kidd isn’t unlike other 18-year-olds who recently attended their proms and high school graduations. What makes this recent Kenmore-Garfield High School grad different is he lives with a painful genetic condition called sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease is a red blood cell disorder that causes red blood cells to become misshapen or “sickled” […]
At age 4, type 1 diabetes became an everyday part of life for Stella Zippay. She quickly learned how to do finger pricks and monitor glucose levels, but dealing with the stares and questions from peers can still be hard to manage. When she arrives at Akron Children’s Diabetes Camp, she doesn’t have to worry […]
If you see Sarah Betz and Kyle Nottingham while out running, give them a shout-out or a high-five. Kyle loves the attention and Sarah has earned the kudos. Sarah, a close friend to Kyle’s mother, Jenny, and a caregiver to Kyle, has logged more than 520 miles running so far this year, including 150 miles […]
When a child needs specialized care, finding the right provider close to home can be a challenge. For Adeline’s family, driving 200-miles through the mountains of West Virginia to get to the Akron Children’s Turner Syndrome Center isn’t always ideal so her care team utilizes MyChart, telehealth and its Mahoning Valley location to reduce the distance, […]