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Meet palliative care volunteer Meg Lamb

Meg Lamb

Because of her healthcare background and community volunteerism, Meg Lamb was an obvious choice for the community leadership team for Akron Children’s Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center.

Meet the Kneppers: Settling in to new family routine

The Knepper family

Like many young couples, Mark and Jennifer Knepper of Streetsboro looked forward to starting a family. When their first child, Olivia, was about 1 year old, they found out Jennifer was pregnant with identical twin girls.

After a serious brain injury, Logan and his mom have relied on palliative care every step of the way

Logan and his mom

Three-year-old Logan Keith of Akron continues to amaze his doctors and family with his miraculous recovery from a devastating brain injury.

The New Yorker article shines spotlight on pediatric palliative care

Dr. Sarah Friebert

The Jan. 20 issue of The New Yorker magazine includes an article about pediatric palliative care, for which Dr. Sarah Friebert, director of Akron Children’s Hospital’s Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center, was interviewed.

Meet Lucas: Getting connected through pediatric palliative care

Lucas riding his tricycle

From the moment he was born in January 2010, Lucas Ransom was in a fight for his life. Although he arrived at 33 ½ weeks with a cleft palate that made feeding difficult, he had several other serious problems unrelated to his prematurity that made his condition critical.

Dr. Friebert continues to break down barriers in pediatric palliative care with keynote speech

Dr. Sarah Friebert

Dr. Sarah Friebert gave a plenary speech at the Center to Advance Palliative Care National Seminar on Nov. 7, where she advocated for pediatric palliative care programs.