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Performances highlight the many talents of our Expressive Therapy patients (Photo gallery)

Dance Unlimited dancer Maya Carder

About 150 people enjoyed the music, art and dancing provided by our patients and their art therapists at Akron Children’s Expressive Therapy open house. For some of the kids, who struggle with chronic illnesses that keep them hospitalized much of the year, the open house gives them an opportunity to participate in a recital, an event many typical kids take for granted.

Petie the Pony makes a day in the hospital much brighter for our patients and staff

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It is not without some heroic effort on the behalf of the staff at Victory Gallop that Petie the Pony makes his weekly hospital visits. But every ounce of energy expended to prepare the half miniature horse, half pony is paid off in smiles, giggles and parental gratitude.

Baby Jackson battles against the odds with heart (Video)

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Jackson Straits has defied the odds. Diagnosed with non-immune fetal hydrops at 27 weeks gestation, this often fatal form of prenatal heart failure caused Jackson to develop fluid around his heart. Strong family faith along with the care of 3 Akron Children’s specialists came together to give him the best chance at life.

Cancer patients experience wonder and magic of the circus at Camp Ed Bear

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For the past 32 years, cancer and blood disorder patients from Akron Children’s Hospital have had an opportunity for fun and adventure with their hospital caregivers during the weekend-long Camp Ed Bear. And this year’s circus theme was a hit with campers of all ages.

KidJam! Studio in hospital’s expressive therapy center welcomes its first patient

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The Summit.FM celebrated the opening of the KIDJAM! Radio™ Broadcast Recording Studio in our Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy last Friday. The studio offers young patients a unique radio broadcast recording experience, as part of programming through Akron Children’s existing center.

Outlook is bright for infantile nystagmus patient after trip from Down Under

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After 5 years of trying to get pregnant, the birth of a beautiful girl last April was especially sweet for Nina and Steve. The first grandchild on both sides of their families, Ava quickly became a star. When she turned 3 months old, her attentive parents began to notice a difference in her gaze. They knew the way her eyes tended to dart quickly back and forth wasn’t typical.