Kayleigh Hutcheson was known by her family and friends as the “athletic one.” Growing up, she participated in every sport she encountered, from volleyball to golf to cheer, perfecting her athletic prowess along the way. By the time she reached high school, she was focused on just one: volleyball. She was an all-around player and […]
Jody Pittner has the kind of job most people would envy. Her well-worn, paint splattered overalls give a hint of how she spends most days – helping kids of all ages express themselves through art. As the hospital’s only full-time art therapist, Jody spends her days in the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center offering […]
On Wednesday, September 17th my twin daughter Maddie was sad about her dog being sick. She was petting her and the dog decided to bite her in the face.
About 150 people enjoyed the music, art and dancing provided by our patients and their art therapists at Akron Children’s Expressive Therapy open house. For some of the kids, who struggle with chronic illnesses that keep them hospitalized much of the year, the open house gives them an opportunity to participate in a recital, an event many typical kids take for granted.
Lately, curious heads are popping in to visit. We have seen employees from environmental service, employee health, maintenance and even an Air Bear® pilot. Everyone is anxious to see the new Expressive Therapy Center up and running. And we are excited to report that it is quickly on its way! Each week there is more to […]
I recently accepted a position as the program assistant for the Expressive Therapy Center. What an exciting time to come aboard at Akron Children’s Hospital! In the short time that I have been here, I have seen the excitement and anticipation bursting from each person invested in this project. I imagine that it’s been a […]