Willie the pony made many lasting memories during his first official visit to Akron Children’s Hospital, greeting patients bedside on Tuesday. Willie Nelson, a therapy pony handled by Victory Gallop in Bath Township, gets around town. Since his arrival to Bath Township in October, he’s been spotted shopping at several local pet stores. And you […]
On any given day, you’ll see more than doctors and nurses making rounds to patient rooms. You’ll see dogs, cookie carts, even a miniature pony. Not to mention, the most colorful, kid-friendly helicopter around. This is the lighter side of care at Akron Children’s.
Lives were saved and dreams came true in our April “In the Moment” posts. We invite you to take a glance at those you may have missed, or a second peek at those you’ve already enjoyed. 1. Although these teens have cancer in common, it wasn’t center stage them at the all-expense paid A Prom […]
A spirit of giving was sprinkled throughout our March “In the Moment” posts. We invite you to take a glance at those you may have missed, or a second peek at those you’ve already enjoyed. 1. Imagine breaking 32+ bones at once. Sadly, that happened to 17-year-old Rybecca in a car crash, but the heroic […]
A vibrant new mural is drawing attention to the services offered at the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center for patients and their families. The project also gave artist Julienne Hogarth and her students from Firestone Community Learning Center the chance to give back to Akron Children’s Hospital and the center that provides holistic healing […]
Outfitted with a headset and controller, 12-year-old Tommy Peachock sat cross-legged on his hospital bed and floated through a bright, blue sea. His head swiveled side to side, up and down, as he watched whales and dolphins swim up to him. It was Tommy’s first experience with virtual reality (VR), a technology that’s finding new […]
Petie the Pony created an amazing therapeutic service legacy during his lifetime, warming the hearts of thousands of patients at Akron Children’s Hospital since he began visiting in 1995. After his death in September at age 26, his handlers at Victory Gallop, a therapeutic riding program in Bath Township, immediately began searching for another pony […]