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 […]
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.
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 […]
Kids of all ages flocked to the 31st Kids Are #1 Run and Family Fun Day, held June 4 in Perkins Square Park. The morning of fun and fitness included a 5K, one-mile fun run and the Paws for a Cause Dog Walk, as well as games, contests and other activities at the health and […]
Mother’s Day is usually a time of celebration, when loved ones get together to honor the matriarch of the family. But for those new mothers whose babies are in the neonatal intensive care unit, the holiday can be overlaid with worry and fear. This year, a group of local residents, hospital staff, volunteers from Kids […]
She thought she was coming to Akron Children’s Hospital for yet another appointment, but 11-year-old Madelyne Williams got the surprise of her young lifetime – her “fairy godmother” broke the news that she and her family will soon be taking an all-expenses paid trip to Disney World and Sea World. As Maddie crossed the Bowery […]
Just as “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down,” occupational therapist Katie Clark believes “all things Disney” makes therapy sessions all the more happy and productive. On a recent morning, Katie was spotted with Olivia Pfahler playing the Disney HedBanz board game during the soon-to-be-9-year-old’s therapy session to stretch and strengthen her leg […]