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 […]
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.
Our favorite photos from 2015 from Akron Children’s Hospital.
Forget the chimney. Forget the sleigh. Santa Claus arrived at Akron Children’s Hospital on Christmas Eve morning via AirBear, the transport helicopter.
He and Mrs. Claus visited with each and every child who is being hospitalized over the holiday. They delivered gifts donated by the generous people of our community, wrapped and organized by our loving volunteers.
Listen to Esmeralda’s radio call to Santa Five-year-old Isaiah Handy from Youngstown missed a week of school while he was in the hospital; the same week that Santa Claus paid a visit to his classroom. He had a unique opportunity to share with St. Nick his wish for a dinosaur for Christmas when a group of […]
Thank you to Jasmine Beltz for helping Max smile! For a 5-year-old boy, it’s not the easiest thing to spend an entire day and night in the hospital without getting out of bed. Jasmine’s visit was the highlight of Max’s stay. She was so sweet and calm. Her owner graciously retrieved a blanket to lay […]
They arrived in their PJs – warm flannels, fleece onsies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle hoodies and pretty “Elsa” and “Anna” gowns. After taking big steps up into the train, they found their seats and pressed their noses to the window. This Polar Express trip could not have been more magical for hundreds of children who […]