How do you celebrate the 1-year anniversary of successful heart surgery? For Bryce Ripley and his family, there was no better way to mark the occasion than a visit back to Akron Children’s Hospital to support patients in need of a boost. The 5-year-old, his mom, Tracy, and sister, Reyna, who is 9, visited the […]
For more than 20 years, Tim Walters and the Akron/Canton Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) have been quietly donating holiday gifts to patients at Akron Children’s Hospital. The gifts don’t arrive in the still of the night rather on a scheduled December morning after the group finishes their annual shopping trip at Toys “R” Us.
Within a few weeks of accepting a generous amount of donated items from a kind-beyond-her-years fifth grader from Poland, hospital staff identified a need for it in the community. The Community Outreach, Education and Support Center of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley received a call about one of our patients where Children’s Services had to […]
In 2011, after several years of trying to start a family, Rick and Cheryl Cardarelli, of Stow, became pregnant with their first son, Dominic. On Nov. 11, 2011, following a normal pregnancy, the Cardarellis’ “lives stopped” when Dominic was stillborn at 36 weeks.
With the holidays quickly approaching, many will be eager to donate gifts and essentials for our patients and families. To help ensure the safety of our patients, Akron Children’s has provided a list of guidelines for individuals to follow.
Last night, 136 of the 650 Change Bandits rallied at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, for the Change Bandit Bash. This event kicks off the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon, which airs live on 98.1 WKDD throughout the weekend, to benefit the patients at Akron Children’s Hospital. The Bandits, who represent […]