After her two children passed away following battles with cystic fibrosis (CF), Rosalie Angel wanted to give back to the hospital and the center that was there for her family when they needed it most. Rosalie made a $10,000 gift to Akron Children’s Hospital’s Lewis H. Walker, MD, Cystic Fibrosis Center through the donation of […]
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.
The 2017 Akron Children’s Hero Patients joined more than 2,000 runners at the National Interstate 8k & 1 Mile race Sat., June 24 to kick off the first of 3 events in the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series. This year, the National Interstate 8K & 1 Mile race featured 18-year-old Keegan “Big Red” […]
Lori and Oscar Hoit of Austintown are still waiting for their “new normal” to kick in after their son, Connor, was diagnosed with leukemia last year. Until then, it’s one day at a time, if not one second at a time, as they try to adjust to their new lives as parents of a child […]
At this year’s Champions for Children donor appreciation dinner, more than 200 guests honored the generosity of donors like Tom and Joy Murdough who make it possible for Akron Children’s Hospital to treat every child regardless of their ability to pay. The Murdoughs were presented with the 2017 Children’s Champion award for their long-standing commitment […]
For pediatric anesthesiologist Dr. Nancy O’Dell, Akron Children’s Hospital has always been about family. Her father, Dr. Harry O’Dell, was an orthopedic surgeon who worked at the hospital for more than 40 years and served as chief of staff in 1972. Thirty years later, Dr. O’Dell returned to Akron to take a position at […]
A Struthers couple is living up to the mission they began nearly 2 decades ago: support families who struggle with caring for a medically fragile child. Ken and Vicki Pavalko started the Touched by Nathan Foundation in honor of their late son, Nathan Charles Pavalko. He passed away 40 days after he was born with […]