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.
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 […]
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 […]
On Oct. 14 and 15, 115 music therapists and music therapy students attended the State Music Therapy Conference entitled “Music Therapy: Connecting, Empowering, Energizing” here at Akron Children’s Hospital. The opening session with keynote speaker Christopher Wilkins took place in Akron Children’s impressive Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center. Maestro Wilkins is the conductor of […]
Maddy Straughn recently spoke at the opening of Akron Children’s Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center about her friendship with Lauren Gartner, one of the inspirations for the new center. Here’s her story: I met Lauren Gartner in the third grade when I moved to Canton Country Day School. We clicked right away, and it […]