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Meet the Slattery family: Critical care

Akron Children’s Hospital recently received a $100,000 donation from Ed Slattery of Cockeysville, Md., a grateful father whose sons were treated here following a tragic car accident that took his wife’s life and injured his two sons, Peter and Matthew.

On Aug. 16, 2010, while traveling to Maryland following a family reunion in Cleveland, Ed’s wife, Susan, was killed, and his two sons, Peter, now 17, and Matthew, now 13, were severely injured, after being hit by a semi on the Ohio Turnpike.

Both Peter and Matthew received treatment at Akron Children’s during the month following the accident.

One year later, the family returned to Akron Children’s Hospital to visit with the doctors and staff who cared for them. Ed also announced his donation and the creation of the Peter and Matthew Slattery Fund, which will be used to provide financial resources for patients requiring additional rehabilitation services, such as physical, occupational, speech, expressive and other therapies, after insurance coverage ends.