After 6 months of hospital stays and health challenges, Ella Heyworth needed all the help she could get. “This all has been really crazy,” said the 17 year old from Ashland, who has been diagnosed with Type 3 hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) and vasovagal syncope. But Ella has found hope through […]
Melissa Krager wasn’t a runner in 2011 when she accepted her sister-in-law’s invitation to run a 5k race. When she crossed the finish line, she realized she wasn’t done. Her running journey had just begun. “I’d never run before and went into that 5k thinking if she could do it, I could do it, why not […]
He sings, he paints, he writes…Carson Lenington-Stewart takes in just about everything there is to do at our Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center. The 10-year-old cancer survivor, who spent many days and nights in the hospital over the past 18 months, is such a regular at the therapy space that writing teacher Nicki Robinson […]
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.
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 […]
Two-year-old Nicholas LaVoie doesn’t realize that the music he loves to dance to with his new friends is helping him develop both the right and left sides of his brain. His mom, Tina, knows exposing kids to music can help them reach their milestones and was happy to have an opportunity for her son to […]