Boy’s hospital room is where Christmas wishes, wedding vows unite

Something's missing! Nurse Angela Slates presents Sarah with a piece of white "wedding"cake from the hospital cafeteria.

Sarah Lewis, 27, and Bill Cramer, 28, chose Christmas morning as the date and their 4-year-old son’s hospital room as the setting for their wedding.

NICU grad and her mom deliver gifts of hope

Kamryn Wokojance delivers Christmas trees to NICU families

For Amy Wokojance, Christmas just isn’t Christmas until her family makes its annual visit to Akron Children’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) delivering decorated miniature trees to every baby.

Santa always makes time for these special children

Craniofacial Holidy Party

The smiles say it all. The annual holiday party for Akron Children’s Craniofacial Clinic Parent Network brought lots of good cheer for nearly 200 patients and their parents and siblings last Friday evening. The kids enjoyed a magician, crafts, a pizza dinner and the ever-popular giant parachute that inspires seemingly endless bursts of competitive energy. […]

Flu virus will require vigilance this winter


The flu virus is a nimble quick-change artist that can adapt and mutate, staying a step ahead of our immune systems and most carefully thought-out vaccine strategies. But that doesn’t mean the flu vaccine doesn’t help.

The world is full of wonder: a message reinforced on the Polar Express

2014 Polar Express

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad made 2 train cars available for patient families of Akron Children’s so they could enjoy the wonder of the “Polar Express.”

Santa has special connection with kids who’ve survived burns

ACBC Holiday Party

The scars hidden underneath his white beard make Jim Hipp the perfect Santa Claus at an annual holiday party for children who have survived burns.

That’s because Hipp is a burn survivor himself.