Abigail and Rebecca Geiser are like most other 16-year-old girls, excited to get their driver’s licenses soon and making their way through high school. But the way they celebrated their 16th birthday was extraordinary. “I thought they’d want a big party when they turned 16, but as it got closer and closer they begged […]
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.
Calling all dogs! The Doggie Brigade™, sponsored by Milk-Bone, on our Akron and Mahoning Valley campuses are recruiting new members. Find out if your dog has what it takes be a Doggie Brigade member at one of our informational sessions: Sat., Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-Noon Wed., Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m. Both will be held in […]
For Kellie Lightfoot, dancing is more than movement. It’s a way of life. Her passion for dance started at age 3 and has afforded her many opportunities over the years, including performing at the collegiate level and as a Cleveland Cavalier Girl dancer. Her most satisfying dance achievement, though, has come off stage, as the […]
From a few visits from Santa to stories of survival, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]