On a sunny Friday night, across Perkins Square Park, children’s laughter and giant bubbles filled the air. Akron Children’s Hospital Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders was hosting its annual picnic before the Akron RubberDucks baseball game honoring the patients, survivors and their families. The event is the kick off to Childhood […]
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The end of summer was closing in on us and school would be starting back up but it would be a different end to summer for London and our family. I will never forget the night of Aug. 5 or the early morning of Aug. 6 as those days are etched in my memory forever. […]
A click of the call button brings in a nurse as a mom soothes her baby as he begins to whine out of hunger. Instead of cuddling up with her baby to feed, mom watches as the nurse hangs a syringe-full of mother’s pumped breastmilk. The breastmilk, filled with antibodies and other important substances to […]
Mackenzie Roach and Makenzie Yovanovich have become the ultimate duo when it comes to showing the world their abilities despite their disabilities. The best friends have represented Akron Children’s Hospital in a multitude of ways, and most recently, represented the disability community as participants in the Miss Amazing pageant. The Miss Amazing pageant is dedicated […]
Summer can be a rough season for burn survivors. Hot weather necessitates shorts and bathing suits, revealing enduring burn scars for all to see. Endless questions and stares ensue, causing burn victims to relive a traumatic experience again and again. This is the first summer since J’Michael Austin, 12, was severely burned last September, but […]
Physical therapists Amy Krahe and Lori Ross jumped at the chance to attend an onsite evidence-based practice (EBP) immersion workshop led by expert faculty from The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice. “EBP is common in the nursing world, but it’s less common in other clinical areas,” said Lori. “When the hospital’s […]