When Megan and Matt Kohler participate in races, they like to run for a cause. Next month they’ll be running the Blue Line together for a cause that’s close to their hearts. “We are very excited to be running in the Akron half marathon and giving back to Akron Children’s Hospital because they are the […]
Brittany Hill has been dreaming of the day when she can wake up and have her whole family under one roof, when she can play with her baby, Stephen, on her living room floor, when she no longer has to drive more than an hour to see him or wish him “sweet dreams” at bedtime […]
Tasheena Purdue knows the benefits of skin-to-skin contact. She’s a hospice caregiver in Canton and a mom to 5. She’s been diligent to provide “kangaroo care” for her children especially with her newborn son, Nehemiah, who is a patient our neonatal intensive care unit. Kangaroo care refers to the act of placing your newborn, with […]
Nearly 200 NICU “graduates,” their families and hospital staff converged on Beeghly campus for the second NICU reunion. Guests were treated to children’s games, an ice cream truck, playground, selfie station and an opportunity to visit with hospital staff who they formed bonds with during their stay. Event planners called the event a huge success […]
One of life’s cardinal rules is that things don’t always go according to plan. Sometimes life has a way of throwing you the occasional curve ball, but you learn it’s what you make of those situations that can help carve a new path. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse Amanda Ellis knows this lesson firsthand. […]
The Akron Zoo will host the 6th annual Walk for Babies fundraiser this Sunday. Walk for Babies was created by Sam and Shelby Snellenberger who wanted to give back to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) staff at Akron Children’s after they cared for their daughter, Amelia.