Check out our #Top10 Facebook posts in 2016. What an awesome year! 1. Petie turned 25 today! He visited his favorite patient Jerry, who’s brushing his hair as part of therapy. Thanks to Victory Gallop for sharing him with us since 1997. (Oct. 13) Watch the video: http://bit.ly/2ibUivA 2. Santa made the holiday season much […]
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.
Since 2006, more than 34,000 Giving Dolls have made their way to children in need of a soft, lovable friend. On Monday, Betsy Kling, chief meteorologist for WKYC TV, personally delivered two special-edition Giving Dolls to Akron Children’s. The dolls – “Terry” and “Tito” – feature Cleveland Indians fabric and are named in honor of […]
It was an early-bird shopping trip on steroids but the thousands of dollars in toys purchased this morning are destined to bring smiles to Akron Children’s patients this holiday season. Bobby Ina, managing director of Metropolis Consulting, a government relations firm, expanded upon a generous personal donation by asking friends and clients to help him […]
From heartfelt homecomings to hilarious Halloween hijinks, there are many memorable moments at Akron Children’s Hospital. Each month, this blog will feature a recap of the top “In the Moment” photos from the previous month. We invite you to take a glance at those you may have missed, or a second peek at those you’ve […]
Many patients and staff gathered Sept. 29 to say good bye and thank you to one of the most beloved therapy dogs at the hospital, Tank. Tank, a rescue dog that was almost drowned as a wee pup, found his forever home 12 years ago with Chris Witschey of Wadsworth. Chris almost immediately found a […]
“A marathon is metaphor for life,” said Meb Keflezighi, while visiting Akron Children’s patients Thursday afternoon. “It’s not a sprint. It’s about resilience and being in it for the long haul.” In Akron to receive the 2016 Akron Marathon Ambassador Award presented by Westfield Bank, Meb is the only person to win an Olympic medal, […]