Give to The Connor Group challenge today for Zach Zach Meredith should have been enjoying the first, lazy days of summer vacation in June 2011. Instead, he was exhausted and battling a cough that he just couldn’t shake. Never did his parent’s think that this cough... read more
From caregiver to cared for Newborn Intensive Care Unit Most women find the nine months of their pregnancy to be a joyful time. A time of decorating nurseries, finding out genders, picking names and attending baby showers. But for Kelly and Jeffrey Kempton, their... read more
Advancing for kids like Amanda 5,000 children each year come for care in our specialty pediatric care units In recent years, Dayton Children’s has recruited over 50 pediatric subspecialists – physicians whose expertise has allowed us to expand the clinical... read more
Unstoppable Alex Hilgeford “The night Alex was born, the doctor asked everyone but me and my husband, Drew, to leave the room so that he could talk about what was wrong with him,” says Mindy. “I was like, ‘what do you mean, what’s wrong? He’s perfect!’ And he said,... read more
Max Wallace Critical Care Complex For Max Krempasky’s grandparents who have a business called Heavenly Gardens, naming a rare double day lily “Max’s Miracle” after their 9-year-old grandson seemed very fitting – Max nearly died in an ATV accident and spent five weeks... read more
The Marcinko family’s overnight stay at Dayton Children’s might have been a little cramped. But Abbie Marcinko can’t say enough about the great care her daughter received at the hospital before, during and after her surgery.
Kenzee was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis when she was eight years old, a condition that caused an “S” curvature of her spine. Several years of specialized back braces and physical therapy helped, but after going through a growth spurt the curves in Kenzee’s spine progressed.
Teddy was born 13 weeks early and weighed less than 2.5 pounds. Because Teddy needed specialized surgery only provided at Dayton Children’s, he was transferred from his birth hospital to the Dayton Children’s NICU.
Jules was diagnosed at 18 months with medulloblastoma, an aggressive, fast-growing brain tumor. After surgery to remove the tumor, he began chemotherapy to destroy any remaining cancer cells.