It was the happiest Jeremiah Skaggs-Bradley has ever been after getting a blood draw. And the 5-year-old from Warren has had his share of anxiety-ridden needle experiences. “It’s so bad. It’s horrible. It breaks my heart and sometimes I have to leave the room,” his mother, Melinda Skaggs, said about her son’s typical blood draw […]
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.
Many children wish for a pony. When Willie Nelson the pony stops by Akron Children’s, he makes that wish come true and brings joy to patients when they need it the most.
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.
We go the extra mile to help kids feel like kids. Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Robert Parry creates special drawings on surgical dressings. For Nicholas Sender, 8, that meant waking up from surgery with his own Lamborghini.