Trees sparkle with inspiration at the Holiday Tree Festival

As you walk past the Angel’s Wings tree at the 33rd annual Holiday Tree Festival, the first thing you notice is the large, carefully-crafted angel wings at the top. But, if you stop to take a closer look, you notice a framed picture of a bright-eyed, dimple-checked little boy who serves as the tree’s inspiration. […]

Mom organizes a fun 5K to celebrate her daughter’s recovery, thank caregivers

Almost a year to the date of her daughter’s hospitalization and struggle to survive a life-threatening case of encephalitis, Gretchen Naumoff is planning a joyous 5K race to celebrate life and thank the caregivers in Akron Children’s Hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit.

Akron Children’s PICU became a home away from home

Our little miracle, Savannah, or as she would come to be known by her nickname, Savvy G, was born last July weighing a mere 1 lb., 2 oz. On Jan. 19, she aspirated fluids into her lungs and we took her to Akron Children’s Hospital.

A new surprise: Being admitted in the PICU

I never thought the morning I brought my daughter to Akron Children’s ER that I would still be sitting here in the hospital, 31 days later. The first week of May I started to notice some signs that concerned me. Harper was paler than normal, coughing, but not a sick cough, and didn’t seem like herself. I called her cardiologist to get his opinion. He said it sounded like her failure was getting worse, which was expected. He wanted her cough checked out to make sure nothing else was going on.

Critical Acclaim: Intensive care doctor wins Akron Children’s Distinguished Service Award

Dr. John Pope won the 2013 Distinguished Service Award. Described as an unsung hero of the critical care department, Dr. Pope is a talented caregiver who gives back to the community and travels to Haiti on medical missions.

Uncovering the mystery: Toddler diagnosed with rare muscular disorder

If anyone needs an example of resilience, they need to look no further than 2-year-old Jack Lee. Jack arrived at the neonatal intensive care unit at Akron Children’s Hospital on Oct. 4, 2011 – 7 weeks premature and struggling to breathe.