Hours and weeks of rehabilitation often leave kids feeling dog tired, but they never seem to tire of the dogs. Here at Akron Children’s, a few of our Doggie Brigade members work with staff to motivate kids during rehab therapy. Akron Children’s physical therapist Kate Patton and Doggie Brigade handlers Don Weisel and Chris Witschey (and friends) discuss […]
Archives for April 2010
Three-sport star Elizabeth Cline was swimming a few laps when her heart started racing and her legs went numb. It was all she could do to tap a fellow swimmer before she passed out. After testing at Akron Children’s Hospital, it was determined she had long QT syndrome, a genetic condition that can cause the […]
Thank you to the doctors and the nurses for the wonderful job that was done. I will always use this hospital for my children’s wellness.
When our sextuplets were born in February 2004 at 28-1/2 weeks, we were overwhelmed and worried for their future. They were all so tiny: little Sophia was only 1 lb. 9 oz. and dropped 3 ounces before she started gaining weight back. Our biggest, Isabella, tipped the scales at 2 lb. 10 oz. We were […]
There are many faces that make Akron Children’s Hospital a unique and caring place. Kip, a border collie, is one of 80 highly trained members of Akron Children’s Hospital’s Doggie Brigade. With owner Kris Brown, he helps bring a smile to faces of children by visiting patient rooms and attending special events. Kip joined the Doggie Brigade […]
Brooklyn was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on November 11, 2009. She is currently in delayed intensification and was just released yesterday from her 4th hospital stay. She is doing very well and you would never know that 5 days ago she was in the PICU. I just wanted to thank 1st and foremost […]