Trampolines seem so great. They get kids off the screens, outdoors and exercising, all in the comfort of your own backyard. How could something that makes them so happy and active be bad? But there’s a dark side to trampolines. They have a bad reputation in pediatric emergency rooms because there’s so many ways to […]
He’s got a made-for-TV smile and a spirit that just won’t quit. When 8-year-old John Lamm walks, runs, plays hockey and even breakdances around his hometown of Girard, Ohio, you wouldn’t know about the difficult odds he overcame; nor the 29 surgeries he’s endured. As documented in a popular 30-second television commercial for Akron Children’s […]
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kerwyn Jones treats many young athletes dealing with injury and pain. Then there’s 13-year-old Brenna David, a player like none other. Born with a disease that robs her legs of mobility, Brenna plays basketball and softball with gusto. She’s endured pain, disability and about 20 surgeries, but rarely complains. “She’s a motivational […]
When Aiden Thompson takes to the baseball field, he not only looks like he belongs there, he plays like he belongs there. Aiden is a natural athlete who happens to wear a prosthesis, as well as a pair of cleats, but one would never know thanks to a decision his parents made long before his […]
For weeks before foot and ankle surgery, 12-year-old Malia Marinos talked a lot about the color of her cast. “She was thrilled when they had neon green,” said her mom, Karen. Little did they know, the doctor had an idea to make the cast even more special for Malia. Karen recounts that after surgery Dr. […]
I’m not sure what I had expected after Jordan’s hip surgery, but it’s been a crazy ride. We tried to prepare the house for Jordan’s homecoming. I researched on different blogs and looked for suggestions on Pinterest. I watched videos about how to care for him to maybe get some insight for what to expect and where our journey would take us next.