Local Wooster families know Dr. Shellie Russell as a committed and loving pediatrician. But, what many don’t know is her legacy as one of the founders of the Wayne County Children’s Advocacy Center. Having recently received the Wayne County Women’s Network Athena Award, it’s unlikely that will be the case any longer. The annual award […]
There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.
On April 2 more than 600 students from Kent State University, The University of Akron and Walsh University spent their Saturday dancing to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital. Their dedication brought in a combined donation of more than $65,000. Brittany Costa, associate coordinator of special projects for Akron Children’s Foundation, says that for her […]
Representatives from Akron Children’s Hospital, Mahoning County Children Services and Youngstown City School students planted 1,379 pinwheels in a high-profile spot in Boardman Park to honor victims of child abuse as part of the 11th annual Pinwheels for Prevention campaign. Each pinwheel represents a child who received abuse and neglect services in 2015 in Mahoning […]
Take basketball, soccer and cheerleading play stations, mix in some necessary adaptive equipment, invite kids with physical disabilities and their siblings, and the result is the first ever March Adaptive Madness Event. The March 20 event was a collaboration of the Mahoning Valley Parent Advisory Council and Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio (ASPO), an organization […]
Last October, a new clinic for brittle bone disease opened at Akron Children’s Hospital with little fanfare, but for families and staff it was a dream come true. Before this clinic opened, parents had to travel hundreds of miles to Omaha, Neb., or Wilmington, Del., to get care for osteogenesis imperfecta (IO), a complex disease […]
When I found out that a group at Marlington Middle School organized a pop tab drive through the months of January and February to support Akron Children’s Hospital, I wanted to get my class involved because of the awesome learning experience that would come from participating in the drive. I teach special education at Marlington […]