From time to time, Tina Jeffries, a clerk in Akron Children’s mailroom, receives a letter with an incorrect address. But when she received one about a week before Christmas addressed to Santa Claus in a child’s handwriting she knew that instead of following the usual “return to sender” process she had best open it. The […]
More than half of American households have one or more pets, and that number is sure to grow as the holidays approach. Fortunately, many of these pets will go on to become beloved members of the household. Of course, there are many factors to consider if you are looking to share your home with a […]
While a clear chimney makes it a little easier on Santa, it also goes a long way toward keeping you and your family safe during the holidays. In this Children’s Channel video, Stephanie Weigel, the injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, shares this and other tips for a safe and magical season.
The first frost brings a measure of relief for allergy sufferers. Ragweed is no more, as well as the blowing leaves that stir up molds and other allergens. But when the holidays arrive, there will be a new round of allergy triggers to keep your child coughing and sneezing. Holiday foods. Take precautions at holiday […]
I’m sure you were not expecting to spend the holidays in hospital with your newborn child. The life of the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care) can be challenging, stressful and most of all scary. We would like to share our story with you – Tailyn’s journey – with hope that it may help your family. My […]
Sporting a bright yellow t-shirt declaring himself a “leukemia survivor,” 11-year-old Joshua Berr pulled a wagon full to toys through the halls of Akron Children’s Hospital. He remembers spending Christmas in the hospital and wants to bring a bit of cheer for those now in the same situation. “It’s pretty bad,” Joshua recalls. “You can […]