Jake Boles is one of the iron workers from the local #17 chapter working on our Considine Professional Building expansion. Akron Children’s holds a special place in Jake’s heart because 5 of his family members were patients here. He credits Akron Children’s for their exceptional care and excellent outcomes.
Now, Jake took the time to draw a tiny footprint on one of the metal beams being used for the expansion.
“When l drew the footprint on the beam, l was thinking about my children, the sick children inside the building, parents of those children, all the nurses, doctors, hospital staff, and my brother iron workers,” he said.
“There is no glory in what any of us do to make a living. No praise as we tradesmen hit the gate at the end of the day after risking life and limb to provide for our families. There is no crowd cheering those doctors and nurses after putting in a 16-hour surgery to save a child’s life. This, to me, is one of the many meanings of the footprint. It is my belief we are all called by the Divine to do his miracle work in some special way. We are all unsung heroes.”
We couldn’t agree more! Thanks to Jake for leaving his mark.
On July 25, hospital staff will have the opportunity to leave their own mark on our construction project by signing the final construction beam before exterior walls are placed. Check out our construction camera that takes a photo every 15 minutes and weekly aerial footage via drone.