When Rose Carlson turned 94, she was looking to shake things up a bit so she decided to start volunteering at Akron Children’s Hospital. Six years later, she’s still a regular at the hospital visitor desk, trading barbs and paperwork with her fellow volunteers.
In 1984, during one of the most tragic times in their lives, Hudson residents Tom and Brenda Clark made a promise to themselves that one day they would give back to the hospital that did so much for them during their son Brandon’s short life. Born with microcephaly, Brandon received physical, occupational and speech therapy […]
Kathy Burns pushes a cart through the halls of the Beeghly campus every Monday morning delivering the day’s mail as part of her volunteer service on the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley campus. But on this day the Boardman resident’s mail cart, adorned with a stuffed bear at the bow dressed in U.S. mail attire, served […]
While leafing through a magazine at her doctor’s office, Barbara Brown came across an article about Dr. Sarah Friebert, who was being recognized as one of the area’s top doctors. “Learning about the work of Dr. Friebert and the palliative care team really resonated with me,” Barbara said. Later that evening, she told her husband […]
When children and their family members come to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley‘s Outpatient Registration Department, it’s likely their visit involves a treatment, test or a procedure. Some of them find it tough to be brave. Amanda Crago, Outpatient Registration volunteer, is making it easier for them to cope by making and giving out beaded […]
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 […]