Joshua Holcomb jumped at the chance to trade his wheelchair for the wheel of Troy Coughlin, Sr.’s twin-turbo JEGS.com Corvette C7, if even for a few moments. Joshua and other patients enjoyed a visit from Coughlin, Sr. and fellow National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drivers Troy Coughlin, Jr., JR Todd, Shawn Langdon, and Paige Coughlin […]
“A marathon is metaphor for life,” said Meb Keflezighi, while visiting Akron Children’s patients Thursday afternoon. “It’s not a sprint. It’s about resilience and being in it for the long haul.” In Akron to receive the 2016 Akron Marathon Ambassador Award presented by Westfield Bank, Meb is the only person to win an Olympic medal, […]
Akron Children’s patients are familiar with the kind of horsepower Petie the Pony brings during his regular visits to the hospital. But on July 30, patients were treated to a different kind of horsepower, thanks to annual visit from Racing for Kids.
Akron Children’s Hospital and Canal Park are separated only by the Ohio & Erie Canal. So it has become a regular treat to see members of the Double A Akron RubberDucks stroll over the canal bridge to visit our patients – with souvenir bats in tow. Their most recent visit on June 19 included pitcher […]
After a successful visit in August with veteran IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter, Racing for Kids stopped the races and popped in for another visit at Akron Children’s Hospital. But this time around, Racing for Kids shook things up and joined forces with Historic Sportscar Racing.
Patients at Akron Children’s Hospital were delighted to receive a visit from IndyCar Series veteran driver Ed Carpenter and Fire Hawk through Racing for Kids.