Outfitted with a headset and controller, 12-year-old Tommy Peachock sat cross-legged on his hospital bed and floated through a bright, blue sea. His head swiveled side to side, up and down, as he watched whales and dolphins swim up to him. It was Tommy’s first experience with virtual reality (VR), a technology that’s finding new […]
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.
Petie the Pony created an amazing therapeutic service legacy during his lifetime, warming the hearts of thousands of patients at Akron Children’s Hospital since he began visiting in 1995. After his death in September at age 26, his handlers at Victory Gallop, a therapeutic riding program in Bath Township, immediately began searching for another pony […]
Our staff and patients alike celebrated special days in our “In the Moment” posts from February. We invite you to take a glance at those you may have missed, or a second peek at those you’ve already enjoyed. 1. We asked you to give a shout out to our female docs on National Women Physicians […]
For many children, regardless of how often they have been to Akron Children’s, there may still be a moment of apprehension and uncertainty as they decide between the Spiderman or My Little Pony sticker during a stop at one of our visitor desks. Undoubtedly, it’s a scene repeated many times each day. In 2017, more […]
There were milestones and triumphs sprinkled throughout or “In the Moment” posts from January. We invite you to take a glance at those you may have missed, or a second peek at those you’ve already enjoyed. 1. After countless treatments and trips to Akron Children’s throughout the past year, Thursday was full of good surprises […]
Ensley and Chanel Thomas have called their daugther Kensley their “diamond” since they first saw her in a NICU incubator after being born prematurely at 23 weeks. “She was in a glass case and we started calling her our diamond in the rough,” Ensley said, recalling a beautiful little girl hooked up to wires, machines […]