Even though he slept right through it, tiny Braxton Hoffer played the key role in his parents’ engagement. Braxton’s dad, Drew Hoffer, planned his proposal to Sarah Mosier around Braxton’s arrival and ordered a custom-made onesie that read “Mommy, will you marry my daddy?” But a trip to Akron Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) […]
On any given day, you’ll see more than doctors and nurses making rounds to patient rooms. You’ll see dogs, cookie carts, even a miniature pony. Not to mention, the most colorful, kid-friendly helicopter around. This is the lighter side of care at Akron Children’s.
65-year-old Bob Andres is one step closer to getting home after spending 165 days in our Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute. He came to Akron Children’s after a fire in his Youngstown home, where his dog, Suzi, woke Bob and his brother up and saved their lives. Bob suffered 40% burns all over his […]
We know our patients are superheroes, but sometimes they need a little help discovering that on their own. During their hospital stays, several kids recently got to brush up on their skills at Superhero Training Camp, a program at the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center. Led by theater arts teacher Sarah Bailey, of Rubber […]
The minute Kya Crowe realized the adapted Power Wheels Jeep was hers, she began kicking her legs, giggling and pulling in her fists close to her chest — a habit of hers when she’s overjoyed. Kya was 1 of 7 participants included in last month’s Inclusioneers Adapt-a-Car Workshop, which modifies ride-on cars for children with […]
A spirit of giving was sprinkled throughout our March “In the Moment” posts. We invite you to take a glance at those you may have missed, or a second peek at those you’ve already enjoyed. 1. Imagine breaking 32+ bones at once. Sadly, that happened to 17-year-old Rybecca in a car crash, but the heroic […]
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 […]