John Hirschbeck spent a 30-plus-year career developing a tough, unflappable exterior as one needs to have as a successful Major League Baseball umpire. Now retired, he was far from emotionless as he and his wife Denise handed out gifts to patient families from Akron Children’s Hospital’s Palliative Care program in the Mahoning Valley. The Hirschbecks […]
The holidays are usually a time spent celebrating with friends and family, but for Carl and Leslie Boylen the holidays took on an entirely new meaning when their son Logan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. At the time of his diagnosis in 2016 Logan was 10 days away from his 14th birthday and about […]
From time to time, Tina Jeffries, a clerk in Akron Children’s mailroom, receives a letter with an incorrect address. But when she received one about a week before Christmas addressed to Santa Claus in a child’s handwriting she knew that instead of following the usual “return to sender” process she had best open it. The […]
More than half of American households have one or more pets, and that number is sure to grow as the holidays approach. Fortunately, many of these pets will go on to become beloved members of the household. Of course, there are many factors to consider if you are looking to share your home with a […]
While a clear chimney makes it a little easier on Santa, it also goes a long way toward keeping you and your family safe during the holidays. In this Children’s Channel video, Stephanie Weigel, the injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, shares this and other tips for a safe and magical season.
The first frost brings a measure of relief for allergy sufferers. Ragweed is no more, as well as the blowing leaves that stir up molds and other allergens. But when the holidays arrive, there will be a new round of allergy triggers to keep your child coughing and sneezing. Holiday foods. Take precautions at holiday […]