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.
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 […]
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.
Our patients and their families and friends gathered Feb. 1 for a public viewing of the Gallery of Strength, an art show celebrating 34 patient-created works of art at the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center. The art show highlighted everything from acrylic paintings to digital creations. The patient art was created in the inpatient cancer […]
This week, Akron Children’s Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center hosted the Magical Theatre Company and their production entitled “Hood in the Wood” (the story of Little Red Riding Hood). We were thrilled to have patients and families as well as staff and their families make time to attend. The cast consisted of one actor, one […]