Jessa Davis landed in the hospital at just 3 weeks old because she stopped breathing. She’s been admitted to the hospital 11 times in just under 2 and a half years of life with at least 1 more planned admission this year. She’s seen multiple specialists in Akron Children’s departments including ENT, gastroenterology, endocrinology, Rehabilitative […]
The adage, “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met,” aptly sums up the attitude of Sheila Hostetler, speech-language pathologist in rehabilitative services. As an avid traveler who has visited dozens of cities and countries in 6 continents, Sheila’s philosophy is to walk around and meet local people. It’s taught her a […]
On Tuesday, June 12, 6 members of TWIG #13 (Together With Important Goals), a local chapter of the nearly 500-volunteer strong group of women across northeast Ohio who bring smiles to the faces of Akron Children’s patients, presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to representatives from the Akron Children’s Rehabilitative Services. According to […]
Two Akron Children’s therapists received one of the most heartfelt forms of appreciation of their careers when a father, who had just returned home from deployment overseas, presented them each with American flags which were flown over a combat mission into Iraq and Syria in their honor. Jamie Bass, an occupational therapist, and Sarah Robbins, […]
In honor of our inpatient rehab unit being open for 5 years, this week we celebrated with fun events for patients, families and staff. Our theme for the week was “Paint the Town Rehab” and went from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3. On Friday before our celebration began, we recruited patients to decorate the window […]
If anyone needs an example of resilience, they need to look no further than 2-year-old Jack Lee. Jack arrived at the neonatal intensive care unit at Akron Children’s Hospital on Oct. 4, 2011 – 7 weeks premature and struggling to breathe.