The teen years are a big part of childhood. Custom-designed patient rooms with more mature aesthetics help teens and young adults in treatment for cancer at Akron Children’s feel more at home.
In the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, Brandon Perez, 6, busies himself with a game on his tablet while his mother asks questions about his treatment in her native language. Pediatric oncologist Dr. Prasad Bodas and resident Dr. Nicholas Ferris work in a few Spanish phrases and words they know, but […]
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.