In 1975 when Charlene (Char) Maxen started working at Akron Children’s as a staff nurse things were a little different. There wasn’t a single parking deck. Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP) didn’t exist. There was, however, a tennis court right in the middle of Perkins Park where she witnessed more than a few epic battles […]
From the moment you find out you’re pregnant, you start visualizing and dreaming about what life will be like once baby makes 3. You begin preparing for where your baby will sleep, eat, be changed and even where she’ll play. Almost immediately the to-do list becomes a mile long. The next 9 months are spent […]
When Connie Platten looks at the 2016 high school graduation photo of her daughter, Amber Haze Harper, she sees a girl who beat long odds to wear a cap and gown. “Graduation was a milestone nobody expected,” Connie said. “She’s a miracle.” In 2009, Amber was diagnosed with an aggressive type of leukemia at Akron […]
Calling all dogs! The Doggie Brigade™, sponsored by Milk-Bone, on our Akron and Mahoning Valley campuses are recruiting new members. Find out if your dog has what it takes be a Doggie Brigade member at one of our informational sessions: Sat., Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-Noon Wed., Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m. Both will be held in […]
Thank you to Jasmine Beltz for helping Max smile! For a 5-year-old boy, it’s not the easiest thing to spend an entire day and night in the hospital without getting out of bed. Jasmine’s visit was the highlight of Max’s stay. She was so sweet and calm. Her owner graciously retrieved a blanket to lay […]
Anyone who has seen Cooper perform his blueberry-on-the-nose trick would agree: This pooch was built for the Doggie Brigade. Cooper began making young people happy early in his life. His handler, Mary Mosher, is a retired teacher, having spent 35 years in the Akron Public Schools.