Thanks to their generosity, Tom and Kelli McKenna are helping to ease the burdens on families with seriously ill children. Through the Hazel L. McKenna Memorial Fund, patient families with children receiving care from Akron Children’s Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center will gain support for incidental items like parking, snacks, meals and more. The […]
While leafing through a magazine at her doctor’s office, Barbara Brown came across an article about Dr. Sarah Friebert, who was being recognized as one of the area’s top doctors. “Learning about the work of Dr. Friebert and the palliative care team really resonated with me,” Barbara said. Later that evening, she told her husband […]
Every day in the United States, 13 babies are lost to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or other causes of death. Including miscarriage and pediatric loss, 70 parents in the U.S. experience this tragedy daily. In a recent interview for “Health Matters with the Medicine Center Pharmacy” on WHBC AM, Nancy Carst, a licensed social […]
Akron Children’s will begin offering its Good Mourning grief support group in Boardman as a result of a $15,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation in partnership with The National Alliance of Grieving Children. The first 6-week session will begin Oct. 12 and run through Nov. 16 at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus.
Five years ago, Gregory Margida, 21, and his sister, Michaela, 26, wanted to do something special at Valentine’s Day for children with cancer. They were touched by the children they had met while volunteering at Akron Children’s Camp Quality, a summer camp for kids with cancer and their siblings.
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.