National Philanthropy Day: Putting a spotlight on giving

Caring Kids Club

Akron Children’s Hospital is fortunate to have countless volunteers and donors who support the hospital’s mission of helping every child who comes through our doors. On Nov. 14, National Philanthropy Day, we’re pleased to recognize several supporters as part of this national event that pays tribute to the contributions philanthropy makes in our communities.

It’s birthday time

Bekah on her new birthday bike

Four years ago we were struggling with infertility, and the idea that we may never have the chance to be parents was very real, and very sad. Then, 3 years ago Bekah was born and we learned the fast and cold truth that not every baby is born a warm and cuddly bundle of joy.

Calling Akron Children’s NICU Alumni Photos needed for Tree Festival's Cap & Bootie tree


Families of NICU alumni are encouraged to send photos for inclusion in the 2014 Cap and Bootie tree.

Born at 27 weeks gestation, twins thrive after spending months in NICU

Livvi and Henry at first birthday party

My twins, Henry and Olivia, were born on Sept. 23, 2013. They came into this world at the small hospital in my town at 27-weeks gestational age. Henry was born after one hour of labor and weighed 2 lbs., 13 oz. Livvi was more stubborn and the doctors had to perform an emergency C-section.

A long 87 days in the NICU

Sariah Lynn at 8 months

When I was only 6 months pregnant, I went to Akron City Hospital’s ER because I was in so much pain and was admitted due to high blood pressure. As it turns out, I had severe pre-eclampsia.

Toddler thriving, thanks to Akron Children’s Hospital


My son, Carter, was born 12 weeks early on June 13, 2012. He was airlifted from MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield to Akron Children’s Hospital. I didn’t have any complications during my pregnancy and we don’t know why he was born prematurely.