We all have special people in our lives who have illuminated our hearts with their friendship, love or simple acts of kindness. At this year’s Hope Lights the Way event, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m., you can pay special tribute to a friend or loved one, living or deceased, by having a luminaria dedicated in […]
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.
In its first year participating in a national award program recognizing respiratory therapy excellence, the hospital had no trouble identifying a fitting inaugural winner. Mahoning Valley’s Christine Loomis earned Akron Children’s Hospital’s first PHIL Award, the only nationally recognized award for respiratory therapists, which was presented earlier this month. She was chosen through a process […]
“They’re an instant party.” That’s how Brian Baddorf described his quadruplets, 3 girls and a boy, as they entertained themselves frolicking around furnishings in the lobby of Kay Jewelers Pavilion. “It doesn’t matter what toys or objects they have, they just make believe. They just talk to each other for hours on end,” Brian said. […]
Most people are surprised to learn preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States. Throughout the world, almost 1 million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Today we celebrated the 25th anniversary of Safe Kids Summit County. Akron Children’s Hospital helps […]
You have to be tough to play center in football. You have to be really tough to play center while undergoing chemotherapy. Nathan Atterholt did just that 16 years ago. He played football and baseball for the Hillsdale High School Falcons in Ashland County. During his sophomore year in 2001, he developed swollen lymph nodes […]
Thanks to their generosity, Tom and Kelli McKenna are helping to ease the burdens on families with seriously ill children. Through the Hazel L. McKenna Memorial Fund, patient families with children receiving care from Akron Children’s Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center will gain support for incidental items like parking, snacks, meals and more. The […]