Looking at Dana Dawson’s babies today, no one would guess they started their lives with an extended hospital stay. Weighing about 12 pounds each at just 5 months old, the mom of four said, “They’re chunky and love to laugh.” The bouncing baby boys, Amari and Kaiden, spent their first 53 days at Akron Children’s […]
Laurie Fortune’s retirement recollections will include tiny babies and big memories
Growing up in Elyria, Ohio, Laurie Fortune, staff nurse in Akron Children’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), participated in elite gymnastics, a sport that relies just as much on mental focus, discipline and dedication as athleticism to excel. These skills have been invaluable to Laurie as she cared for northeast Ohio’s littlest and most vulnerable […]
NICU nurse’s family featured at 2020 virtual Walk for Babies
Kelly Musick’s family is choosing to do its virtual Walk for Babies in the courtyard at Akron Children’s Hospital. That’s not only in the shadows of the NICU where Jacob and Benjamin Musick spent their first several weeks, but it’s also where their mother works as a nurse. The Musicks are this year’s Walk for […]
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