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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

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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)

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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

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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.