He sings, he paints, he writes…Carson Lenington-Stewart takes in just about everything there is to do at our Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center. The 10-year-old cancer survivor, who spent many days and nights in the hospital over the past 18 months, is such a regular at the therapy space that writing teacher Nicki Robinson […]
How do you celebrate the 1-year anniversary of successful heart surgery? For Bryce Ripley and his family, there was no better way to mark the occasion than a visit back to Akron Children’s Hospital to support patients in need of a boost. The 5-year-old, his mom, Tracy, and sister, Reyna, who is 9, visited the […]
Saige Carpenter is just 4 years old but has already had 2 open-heart surgeries, with another scheduled in June. But this spunky patient of pediatric cardiologist Dr. Chandrakant Patel doesn’t let her heart defect keep her from making the most out of life. “She’s a social butterfly,” said her mother, Jobeth Carpenter. “She’s excited when […]
Our patients are superheroes. We make sure they recognize their superpowers even more when they’re here. During their hospital stays, several kids recently brushed up on their skills at Superhero Training Camp at the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center.
A vibrant new mural is drawing attention to the services offered at the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center for patients and their families. The project also gave artist Julienne Hogarth and her students from Firestone Community Learning Center the chance to give back to Akron Children’s Hospital and the center that provides holistic healing […]
Ben Teske, director of Primary Care Operations in Akron Children’s Hospital’s Department of Pediatrics, considers himself the biggest Buckeye football fan, but even he knows when it’s time to shout “Go Blue!” That’s because his son Jon Teske is a key player for The University of Michigan Wolverines, who are heading to San Antonio for […]