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 […]
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.
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, […]
Getting everyone involved was the theme of the day at the 2nd annual Akron Children’s Hospital adaptive sports event, Declare Your Adaptive Independence, held at Chaney High School in Youngstown. The hospital’s parent advisory council (PAC) and Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio (ASPO), an organization that provides competitive and recreational adaptive sport opportunities throughout Ohio, […]
A light early evening rain couldn’t dampen the smiles on the children and parents attending “Light Up the Night,” the 10th annual picnic on Saturday night planned especially for Akron Children’s patients with with cerebral palsy. The event was planned with “accessibility” as the highest priority so patients could participate in all the classic childhood carnival games […]