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 […]
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.
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 […]
Lexi Krosky, 17, and her mom, Rachel, have gone from counting down the days, to the hours to now the minutes to the debut of the new Fuller House series on Netflix tomorrow. There’s no bigger Full House fan than Lexi, who has always been drawn to the show’s cheerful humor and fun family dynamics. […]
Kosta Koufos took time from the break in his NBA schedule to come home to Canton and spend a few hours visiting patients and staff at Akron Children’s Hospital – a place that has special meaning for him. As a young boy, Kosta often accompanied his late father, Dr. Alex Koufos, to work at Akron […]
It’s affectionately become known as the “hat tree,” and its branches have managed to positively impact the lives of both the donors and recipients of the headwear it so proudly displays. “We go through 500 or more hats per year, and winter is our busiest time,” said Jodie Gossard, patient service representative for Akron Children’s […]