Girseal Dixon has spent a lifetime raising and working with children. She’s been a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, a foster parent, a school lunchroom aide, a daycare owner and a scout leader. And each child, she says, has been a blessing. Now Dixon is the Beeghly campus’ first “Foster Grandparent,” a pilot program launched […]
Both Monica Zackeroff and Marijo Lendak started volunteering at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus after retiring from their respective careers. They love interacting with the kids in the hospital and doing other tasks assigned to them.
Volunteerism and Akron Children’s Hospital go together like peanut butter and jelly or macaroni and cheese. They’re better together.
In fact, volunteerism is at the very core of the hospital’s culture of caring and the foundation on which it was built 125 years ago.
Two days a week, Maddie Davidson travels through the halls of the Locust Pediatric Care Group (LPCG) carrying an oversized toothbrush and model of the mouth. When patients have a few minutes before or after their appointment, she uses the opportunity to demonstrate proper brushing and flossing and answers questions about dental health.
Although North Hill resident Vera Carano hasn’t been making socks as long as brands like Hanes®, her one-of-kind baby booties are just as well known at Akron Children’s Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.
As you walk past the Angel’s Wings tree at the 33rd annual Holiday Tree Festival, the first thing you notice is the large, carefully-crafted angel wings at the top. But, if you stop to take a closer look, you notice a framed picture of a bright-eyed, dimple-checked little boy who serves as the tree’s inspiration. […]