Meet palliative care volunteer Meg Lamb

Meg Lamb

Because of her healthcare background and community volunteerism, Meg Lamb was an obvious choice for the community leadership team for Akron Children’s Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center.

Dance Unlimited presents “Believe in the Magic of Christmas” (Photo gallery)

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On Dec. 11 in the Considine Auditorium at Akron Children’s Hospital, Dance Unlimited preformed a holiday dance recital called “Believe in the Magic of Christmas.”

Music heals his soul while dialysis cleans his blood


The repetitive “woosh-woosh-bump” sound of the dialysis machine fills the room as 19-year-old Chris Blackwell sits tethered to the machine for four-hour stints three times a week. He has been receiving dialysis since he was diagnosed two years ago with chronic kidney disease.

Community artist drums up lively performances for patients

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Thanks to grant funding, Akron Children’s Expressive Therapy Center has been partnering with community artists

MLK Day is ‘dream day’ at Akron Children’s (Photo Gallery)

Lillian Albright, age 3, and Serenity Smolen, age 5, and her mom Jane Davis create squares during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day “I Have a Dream” quilt making session in the Akron Children’s Hospital Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center.

Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for equality and passionately led the American civil rights movement in the mid-1950s. Today our patients, staff and volunteers shared their dreams of life without cancer, wide-spread love and peace and a few personal requests: for pets and a boat! For the second year, a quilt making project in our […]

Quilt celebrates the American Dream

Dream Quilt

This year, to honor the American Dream and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we in the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center constructed a dream quilt. The ideas was to create an inter-hospital activity that encouraged creativity and highlighted the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “I have a dream that…”

We placed this quotation on every quilt square and then offered the squares to anyone in the hospital who wanted to participate. We asked that they answer the question “I have a dream that…”, either literally or figuratively.