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.

Superheroes swoop down on Akron Children’s

Eleven superheroes swooped down to fight grime and delight the children and families at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Teen with seizure disorder pays it forward

Tori Thompson has never forgotten the kindness she was shown the many times she was hospitalized at Akron Children’s Hospital. So the 16 year old got creative so she could do something to give back to other patients.

Blankets of Love comforts children, warms hearts of volunteer seamstresses

Linda Fabrizio, owner of Domestic Sewing Center in Warren, Ohio, started Blankets of Love in 2008 among a group of her store’s regular customers. They’ve donated more than 8,600 blankets to seriously ill or traumatized children at area hospitals and ministries, including a regular supply of approximately 100 per month to Akron Children’s Beeghly campus.

This mini Cooper runs on fruits and veggies

Anyone who has seen Cooper perform his blueberry-on-the-nose trick would agree: This pooch was built for the Doggie Brigade. Cooper began making young people happy early in his life. His handler, Mary Mosher, is a retired teacher, having spent 35 years in the Akron Public Schools.

Hospital executives go ‘over the edge’ to raise awareness and funds for Hattie Larlham

For the second year in a row, Akron Children’s Executive Vice President Shawn Lyden and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert McGregor agreed to go “Over the Edge” for the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities.

Patients receive royal treatment during 2nd annual Kay Jewelers carnival

Adorned in princess hats and knight helmets, patients enjoyed everything from games like mini-croquet, bowling, tic-tac-toe and spin the wheel to a craft area where they were able to decorate swords and shields, pose for a caricature artist, get their faces painted or just be silly in a photo booth.