From skateboarders to drag racers to men who walk on iron bars, June was a thrilling month for our top “In the Moment” photos. We invite you to take a glance at those you may have missed, or a second peek at those you’ve already enjoyed. 1. Meet Jake Boles! He is one of the iron […]
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.
Veteran Akron Children’s Doggie Brigade™ handler Bernie Schwartz smiles as he pets the glossy coat of his black Labrador retriever, Maddie. “This is the best job I’ve ever had, and I’ve never made a dime,” he laughed. Schwartz joined Doggie Brigade in 1992, when former director of volunteer services Marilyn McGuckin lead the efforts to […]
When Caleb Thurman returns to classes at Firestone High School, he will have plenty of great material for his “What I did over the summer” essay. The summer is not even in full swing and Caleb has already been to New York City twice and these were not typical touristy trips – no Caleb got […]
Retiree Jim Kessell has been volunteering at Akron Children’s Hospital for 13 years. His special talent is what sets him apart from others – Jim is a paper engineer. What exactly is a paper engineer? He folds paper to occupy our patients while they’re waiting. It’s a perfect volunteer position for a retiree with a […]
Superheroes abounded in Akron Children’s Hospital’s top “In the Moment” photos from May, from the tiniest preemies to window washers who delighted young and old alike. We invite you to take a glance at those you may have missed, or a second peek at those you’ve already enjoyed. 1. Carter was born with a large mole […]
The Easter Bunny made an appearance, but there were lots of “eggcellent” stories in Akron Children’s Hospital’s top “In the Moment” photos from April. We invite you to take a glance at those you may have missed, or a second peek at those you’ve already enjoyed. 1. Weston, 5, suffered a traumatic brain injury in the […]