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.

Dance Unlimited presents “Believe in the Magic of Christmas” (Photo gallery)

class_2 -web

On Dec. 11 in the Considine Auditorium at Akron Children’s Hospital, Dance Unlimited preformed a holiday dance recital called “Believe in the Magic of Christmas.”

Music heals his soul while dialysis cleans his blood


The repetitive “woosh-woosh-bump” sound of the dialysis machine fills the room as 19-year-old Chris Blackwell sits tethered to the machine for four-hour stints three times a week. He has been receiving dialysis since he was diagnosed two years ago with chronic kidney disease.

Community artist drums up lively performances for patients

Sogbety Diomande

Thanks to grant funding, Akron Children’s Expressive Therapy Center has been partnering with community artists

MLK Day is ‘dream day’ at Akron Children’s (Photo Gallery)

Lillian Albright, age 3, and Serenity Smolen, age 5, and her mom Jane Davis create squares during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day “I Have a Dream” quilt making session in the Akron Children’s Hospital Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center.

Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for equality and passionately led the American civil rights movement in the mid-1950s. Today our patients, staff and volunteers shared their dreams of life without cancer, wide-spread love and peace and a few personal requests: for pets and a boat! For the second year, a quilt making project in our […]

Goings on in the Expressive Therapy Center

Molly Kohut, art therapist

This week, Akron Children’s Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center hosted the Magical Theatre Company and their production entitled “Hood in the Wood” (the story of Little Red Riding Hood).  We were thrilled to have patients and families as well as staff and their families make time to attend.  The cast consisted of one actor, one […]