Scott Beal jokes that thanks to his son, he no longer has a name. “I’m not ‘Scott’ anymore,” he laughed. “I’m now just called ‘Spencer’s dad.’” Not that Scott or his wife, Brianna, mind. The story of their 7-year-old son has touched many families in the couple’s hometown of Dover, Ohio. Born with a form […]
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.
For the past couple years, the Santa PICsU Foundation has been spreading holiday cheer throughout Akron Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The founders of the foundation, who wish to remain anonymous, said their goal is simple – to bring the spirit of Christmas and giving to children in the PICU who are […]
Recently, 40 retired nurses with more than 1,180 years of service at Akron Children’s gathered for a day filled with celebration of great friendships and meaningful years of employment at the hospital. These reunions are such a welcome retreat to bygone days filled with laughter, and also with tears. We remembered patients who impacted our […]
Thanksgiving is a time to acknowledge everything we’re grateful for and at Akron Children’s Hospital, our list is pretty long. From donors to volunteers to staff to patient families, there are so many people who make the lives of our patients and patient families better through the donation of their time, talents or money. In […]
Jack Robert Donatelli first smiled at 5-weeks old and never stopped. He loved entertaining his audiences with pat-a-cake and funny faces; but more importantly, he brought his family much happiness and love. When Jack passed away at 8-months old, his grandparents, Bob and Connie Donatelli knew they wanted to do everything they could to […]
The holidays can be busy, but you can find the time to help support Akron Children’s Hospital this year while getting your holiday shopping done. Here are some ways you can share the giving spirit: Wayside Furniture in Akron: donations will be matched up to $100 from Nov. 25-28 to benefit our Safe […]