Change Bandit spotlight: Overcoming a seizure disorder

Mitchell Pallotta -web

For the first 5 years of his life, Mitchell Pallotta was a patient at Akron Children’s Hospital. To support other patients at Akron Children’s, and to say thanks for the great care he received, Mitchell has signed up to be a Change Bandit to raise money for the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon, which airs Feb. 13-15 on 98.1 WKDD.

Halloween fun helps our kids celebrate despite being hospitalized (Photo gallery)

Joanne Ehrmantraut in Social Work celebrates the nerd in all of us.

No one wants to miss the Halloween fun at school because they’re in the hospital. But if you have to be hospitalized on the 31st of October, Akron Children’s Hospital is the place to be – both in Akron and Boardman.

Watch out, there be pirates in them there hospital halls! (Photo Gallery)


Mild-mannered doctors and nurses became bilge rats and barnacle heads Sept. 19 with white coats and scrubs accessorized with swords, skull-and-crossbones tattoos, and eye patches. Hospital hallways came alive with the sounds of “Ahoy matey,” “Arrrrgh,” and threats to “Walk the plank” for “Talk Like a Pirate Day.”

Staff races in honor of patient with cerebral palsy

Team NDSC (L-R): Dr. Victorio, Kathy Duritza, Dr. Sahgal and Madelyne

Two teams from Akron Children’s participated in the Cleveland Triathlon to honor a patient with cerebral palsy.

Read, talk, craft, play … Your kids will continue to learn this summer & won’t even know it

Learning can happen with daily tasks. Photo by Carrie Writer / CC Flickr.

Rebecca Lieb and Lindsay Akers, who specialize in helping Akron Children’s patients achieve school success, firmly believe parents can strike the balance between letting kids have fun while avoiding the summer brain drain.

The “Summer of 69” life lessons or so it seems

Baby Jude

“It was the summer of 69” is how the Bryan Adams’ song goes. Well, in the wild world of Janey Bug and Baby Jude, it has been the summer of 69 life lessons, or at least it feels like it.