Two-year-old Nicholas LaVoie doesn’t realize that the music he loves to dance to with his new friends is helping him develop both the right and left sides of his brain. His mom, Tina, knows exposing kids to music can help them reach their milestones and was happy to have an opportunity for her son to […]
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.
Hospital staff and patient families showed their sidewalk chalk art creativity while enjoying a little friendly competition on Day 2 of the Mahoning Valley Miracles & Promises Radiothon at the Beeghly campus. The Parent Advisory Council (PAC), comprised of families who’ve received care at Akron Children’s, coordinated the Chalk the Walk event, which also included […]
Heroes came in all capes and sizes in our September “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. Meagen Gries shares the tragic story about the death of her infant daughter, Molly Ann. 2. We are […]
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to Dance Unlimited, the hospital’s dance therapy program. Funding will help the program expand into additional parts of northeast Ohio while keeping the program free for families. In addition, the funds will allow the program to purchase new equipment like sport-style wheelchairs, dance costumes […]
For an avid reader and aspiring writer like Preston Coblenz, it only seemed natural to thank the doctor who fixed his ears, Akron Children’s Hospital plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Ananth Murthy, with the gift of a homemade book detailing the experience. We invite you to sit in while Preston reads the book to his […]
Joshua Holcomb jumped at the chance to trade his wheelchair for the wheel of Troy Coughlin, Sr.’s twin-turbo JEGS.com Corvette C7, if even for a few moments. Joshua and other patients enjoyed a visit from Coughlin, Sr. and fellow National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drivers Troy Coughlin, Jr., JR Todd, Shawn Langdon, and Paige Coughlin […]