A mere 3 years ago, employees and patient families looking to grab a meal only had 1 option on the hospital’s Akron campus – the traditional cafeteria known as the Kids’ Café on the hospital’s third floor. Fast forward to 2019 and not only are there additional places to eat on campus (the Kay Kafé […]
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A scheduled spinal procedure on Aug. 24 turned into a 10-month roller coaster ride for Tyler Cool. The 20-year-old from Norton, who has spina bifida and other conditions, stayed positive and flipped many negatives into opportunities, such as: playing jokes on new friends at the hospital, learning new “adult-ing skills” and advancing to the next […]
It was an epic battle with Mother Nature, but the Superhero Window Washers made their triumphant return to Akron Children’s Hospital on June 5. These proud grime fighters delighted children with high fives, hugs, selfies and plenty of treats to go around. Thanks to our friends at American National Skyline, Inc. for making this possible for […]
Not even cancer can stop James Wilson. After beating a rare bone cancer called Ewing sarcoma, the world-class classical pianist’s future sounds better than ever. The remarkable, determined young man will graduate summa cum laude from Hudson High School this month and go on to attend the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, where […]
Tzakary Rainsberg didn’t get to do many of the things he would have wanted to do his senior year, but with all the positivity surrounding him and lifting him, he still ended high school on a very high note. Not only was he named “Prom King” at Carrollton High School but he participated in commencement […]
Since adjusting to the use of bone conduction hearing aids, Xander Stormer who’s almost 2 years old is now hitting some real high notes and overcoming his hearing loss. “We still have some work to do, but Xander’s newfound acceptance of the devices has put him on the right path,” said Akron Children’s pediatric audiologist […]