Many patients and staff gathered Sept. 29 to say good bye and thank you to one of the most beloved therapy dogs at the hospital, Tank. Tank, a rescue dog that was almost drowned as a wee pup, found his forever home 12 years ago with Chris Witschey of Wadsworth. Chris almost immediately found a […]
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.
“A marathon is metaphor for life,” said Meb Keflezighi, while visiting Akron Children’s patients Thursday afternoon. “It’s not a sprint. It’s about resilience and being in it for the long haul.” In Akron to receive the 2016 Akron Marathon Ambassador Award presented by Westfield Bank, Meb is the only person to win an Olympic medal, […]
Getting everyone involved was the theme of the day at the 2nd annual Akron Children’s Hospital adaptive sports event, Declare Your Adaptive Independence, held at Chaney High School in Youngstown. The hospital’s parent advisory council (PAC) and Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio (ASPO), an organization that provides competitive and recreational adaptive sport opportunities throughout Ohio, […]
A light early evening rain couldn’t dampen the smiles on the children and parents attending “Light Up the Night,” the 10th annual picnic on Saturday night planned especially for Akron Children’s patients with with cerebral palsy. The event was planned with “accessibility” as the highest priority so patients could participate in all the classic childhood carnival games […]
In June, 120 Akron-area kids with diabetes enjoyed a fun summertime experience that others take for granted. They were treated to a summer camp that included full medical oversight of their diabetes care, thanks to Akron Children’s Hospital and numerous volunteers. “We gave them the full camp experience,” said Lisa Broerman, LISW-S, camp director. “Activities […]
Corbin Burggraf, diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012, never thought his first time in an airplane would be in the cockpit of a C-130H Hercules during his “Pilot for a Day” experience at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station this week. The 14 year old lives in Cortland, not far from the air base, and sees […]