Listen to Esmeralda’s radio call to Santa Five-year-old Isaiah Handy from Youngstown missed a week of school while he was in the hospital; the same week that Santa Claus paid a visit to his classroom. He had a unique opportunity to share with St. Nick his wish for a dinosaur for Christmas when a group of […]
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.
Thank you to Jasmine Beltz for helping Max smile! For a 5-year-old boy, it’s not the easiest thing to spend an entire day and night in the hospital without getting out of bed. Jasmine’s visit was the highlight of Max’s stay. She was so sweet and calm. Her owner graciously retrieved a blanket to lay […]
They arrived in their PJs – warm flannels, fleece onsies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle hoodies and pretty “Elsa” and “Anna” gowns. After taking big steps up into the train, they found their seats and pressed their noses to the window. This Polar Express trip could not have been more magical for hundreds of children who […]
Within a few weeks of accepting a generous amount of donated items from a kind-beyond-her-years fifth grader from Poland, hospital staff identified a need for it in the community. The Community Outreach, Education and Support Center of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley received a call about one of our patients where Children’s Services had to […]
The “Shelly’s Book Nook Fund” was formed with a donation of more than $30,000 from his foundation and DeBartolo York to establish four “Shelly’s Book Nook” reading areas throughout Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley’s Beeghly campus.
At Akron Children’s Hospital, we have much to be thankful for as we celebrate our 125th anniversary, but we also wanted to know what our families were thinking as we approach Thanksgiving Day. What are you thankful for? Let us know in the comments section or on our Facebook page.