Pediatric palliative care program guides Mahoning Valley family through journey of care.
When 12-year-old Brooklyn was a week old, she fell into a week-long coma. Testing at Akron Children’s showed she had an under-active thyroid and 2 pineal brain cysts. A later check-up by cardiologist Grace Smith also showed she had a hole in her heart and a leaky valve. She’s endured all of her medical trials during her short life with grace and hope.
Akron Children’s Hospital is fortunate to have countless volunteers and donors who support the hospital’s mission of helping every child who comes through our doors. On Nov. 14, National Philanthropy Day, we’re pleased to recognize several supporters as part of this national event that pays tribute to the contributions philanthropy makes in our communities.
For most families the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest of the year. I’ll admit, we’re usually fairly busy then too, but nothing compares to the hectic rush of the middle of September.
Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley annual “Miracles and Promises” Radiothon” had a record year, raising $219,450. This is 14 percent more than last year and the most raised in the event’s six-year history.
Tyler Jordan’s family first came to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley when he was 8 years old to be treated for cerebral palsy, because of its close location to their home in Niles. His mom, Glenna, remembers being told when Tyler was born that he would never walk, talk, etc. We are happy to say […]