It’s almost National Therapy Animal Day (April 30) with Pet Partners, and we can’t wait to celebrate the amazing impact they have on our patients! Many research studies show the benefits and value of therapy animals, but Jerry Miller, 12, and Jack Lehman, 16, can personally speak to the comfort and healing they experienced. They […]
Check out our #Top10 Facebook posts in 2016. What an awesome year! 1. Petie turned 25 today! He visited his favorite patient Jerry, who’s brushing his hair as part of therapy. Thanks to Victory Gallop for sharing him with us since 1997. (Oct. 13) Watch the video: http://bit.ly/2ibUivA 2. Santa made the holiday season much […]
“Happiness is being an Akron Children’s Hospital volunteer, Charlie Brown.” In a Peanuts-themed volunteer recognition luncheon last week, more than 30 Akron Children’s Hospital volunteers from the Mahoning Valley were honored for reaching milestone service levels, including one who’s worked more than 7,000 hours. Canfield resident Amanda Crago helps check-in patients registering for X-rays and […]
For more than 20 years, Tim Walters and the Akron/Canton Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) have been quietly donating holiday gifts to patients at Akron Children’s Hospital. The gifts don’t arrive in the still of the night rather on a scheduled December morning after the group finishes their annual shopping trip at Toys “R” Us.
The “Force” was clearly with Bobby Ina on a recent morning as he and a group of friends and clients gathered at the Montrose Toys R Us store to drop $6,000 on toys for patients of Akron Children, including Star Wars Legos and the other items expected to top wish lists this holiday season.
Canfield High School junior Max Lee wants to both entertain and inspire Akron Children’s patients who he encounters as part of a new volunteer initiative he helped establish. Max, a participant in the hospital’s Teen Outreach program, plays keyboard in the outpatient registration waiting room on the Beeghly campus for an hour each week.