Jajca is a good egg

Doggie Brigade volunteer Linda Lester and Jajca

There’s at least one special thing to look forward to every Monday at Akron Children’s Hospital and his name is Jajca. Monday is the day Doggie Brigade member Linda Lester volunteers to share Jajca with patients on our hematology-oncology unit.

Celebrating Kelly and Sandy from the Doggie Brigade


I have been putting this off for a long time. I meant to write this 2 years ago when the Doggie Brigade celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Best photos of 2013 at Akron Children’s Hospital

The Youngstown Air Reserve Station salutes one of our brave patients through the 910th Airlift Wing Pilot for a Day program. Nominated by their physician, Akron Children's patients are selected to participate in the program 4 times a year.

What better way to look back on 2013 than through our favorite images?

“SantaNet” in the Valley


“HO HO HO, Merry Christmas!” The sound of Santa’s voice crackles through a hand-held radio device. The little girl, wearing a tiger gown, perks up and smiles, her eyes alight as she hears Santa calling her name.

Spreading holiday cheer (photo gallery)

Youngstown Cycle -blog

Each December, the volunteer offices are overwhelmed with holiday cheer and donations for Akron Children’s patients, and this year was no different.

Community comes together to make the holidays merry for Akron Children’s patients


When the employees at the Columbiana County Sherriff’s Department have a toy drive, they mean business. It took a special unit SWAT Team paneled truck, an SUV and a minivan to get all the toys collected to Akron Children’s Hospital.