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Holiday Tree Festival Tree Spotlight – Just B Hopeful

In the 33rd annual Holiday Tree Festival, Just B Design and Abshire and Haylan’s, a jewelry store in Stow, Ohio, wanted to do something unique with their tree, which they named Just B Hopeful.

Tree Spotlight: Pennies from Heaven

Pennies from Heaven tree - Holiday Tree Festival

Rhonda Sloan and Colleen Morgan of Macy’s Department Store found the inspiration behind their Holiday Tree Festival tree design from the poem Pennies from Heaven. Their tree is one of many unique trees you can see at this year’s 33rd annual Holiday Tree Festival at the John S. Knight Center through Nov. 30. Admission is free.

Doggie Brigade visits offer special treat for speech therapy patients

Roxie with kids at speech therapy

When you’re a fourth-grader who struggles with reading and writing, going to speech therapy to sharpen those skills after being in school all day may be the last place you want to be. That is, unless your speech pathologist uses the power of animal magnetism to help make learning fun.

Parent Courtesy Cart brings comfort to patient families

Nicole Meta (left) and Christa Coleman-Ng with the Courtesy Cart

The Parent Courtesy Cart on the Beeghly campus is staff by volunteers from the Parent Advisory Council. They visit both the pediatric floor and the Special Care Nursery with juice, coffee, and snacks for the families.

It’s hard not to fall in love with these free-falling teddy bears

Bears & humans make a fun free-fall team.

From hand-crocheted blankets to the toys paid for by a child’s birthday money, many of the donations that come to patients at Akron Children’s Hospital have interesting and heart-felt back stories. But several hundred teddy bears the hospital recently received get top honors for the donations arriving by the most circuitous route.

Roxie the basset hound is a howling success

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While the only game Roxie tracks in the hospital is of the Chutes & Ladders and Candy Land variety, this basset hound is a winner with our patients. Roxie is the lone basset hound in the Doggie Brigade.