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Paramedic fosters donation of “angel gowns” for grieving families

Angel gowns

MIchelle Myers contacted Michelle Matthews of “Angel Gowns by Michelle” back in November 2014, and within weeks the hospital received 25 gowns, caps and little wraps for micro-preemies. Matthews has been making these gowns, most of them not much longer than a pencil to fit these tiniest of babies, after seeing first-hand while working in a NICU the grief parents go through after losing a newborn.

Change Bandit spotlight: 4 year old doing his part

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James is an active preschooler. He loves to run and enjoys being outdoors. He also puts his extra energy to good use by raising funds for Akron Children’s Hospital.

Things come full circle for mom after Akron Children’s saves her son’s life

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In 2003, Julie Keyser volunteered for Akron Children’s “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon. Little did she know that 10 years later, the hospital would save her son Zach’s life. Hear their story during the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon on WKDD Feb. 12-14.

Meet Andrew: Making the transition from pediatric to adult congenital heart care

Andrew Testa

When Andrew Testa was born in June 1995, his parents, Joe and Lisa, of Green, thought they had a healthy baby boy on their hands. Little did they know their world was about to change. A routine checkup at 4 months old revealed Andrew had a heart murmur, which earned him a referral to Akron Children’s cardiology department.

Doggie Brigade is growing online

Doggie Brigade members Jack and Lisa

Akron Children’s Doggie Brigade has been wagging its way into the hearts of patient families and staff since 1992. And now, Doggie Brigade fans can learn more about this group of caring dogs through a dedicated section of Akron Children’s website.

Keeping baby feet warm since 1961

Vera

Although North Hill resident Vera Carano hasn’t been making socks as long as brands like Hanes®, her one-of-kind baby booties are just as well known at Akron Children’s Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.