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Akron Children’s welcomes pediatric palliative care pioneer from South Korea

Ae Ran in Akron Children's expressive therapy center

When we met Ae Ran Hwang, a visiting nurse and family counselor from a pediatric palliative care program in Seoul, South Korea, I was reminded of Shakespeare’s words, “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” At 4 ft., 8 in., Ae Ran is diminutive in stature but a force of energy, compassion and wisdom.

Under the Sea: Kay Jewelers team treats patients to underwater-themed adventure

Underwater Adventure carnival

Sea creatures, sunshine and smiles were on hand recently when Akron Children’s patients and their families were treated to an aquatic-themed carnival in the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center.

KidJam! Studio in hospital’s expressive therapy center welcomes its first patient

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The Summit.FM celebrated the opening of the KIDJAM! Radio™ Broadcast Recording Studio in our Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy last Friday. The studio offers young patients a unique radio broadcast recording experience, as part of programming through Akron Children’s existing center.

Dance class offers fun, friendship and therapy to kids with special needs (Photo Gallery, Video)

Every Wednesday evening, dancers of all ability levels and both genders assemble in the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy under the direction of the cheerful, effervescent Lightfoot. Don’t tell the kids, but they are having a therapy session. They think they are just having fun with a bunch of friends.

Paralyzed 6 year old uses her mouth to create art

Paralyzed 6 year old uses her mouth to create art

Dereon began her battle with transverse myelitis when she was 2 years old. Dereon doesn’t let her paralysis keep her from making art and having fun. She uses her mouth to manipulate the paint brush.

Meet palliative care volunteer Meg Lamb

Meg Lamb

Because of her healthcare background and community volunteerism, Meg Lamb was an obvious choice for the community leadership team for Akron Children’s Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center.