50 photos of 2014
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PowerPoint Presentation Top 50 photos of 2014 Thirty weeks along in her pregnancy, Erika knew something wasnât right. After a quick trip to the OB, our Maternal Fetal Medicine team was her next step in a long journey with baby Gabriel. Kheiraâs service dog passed away unexpectedly on her 13th birthday last year. Sheâll get a new dog in January 2015. Baby Noorâs second of two surgeries with Dr. Murthy to repair a cleft palate were live tweeted. Here she is with her father before the surgery. The new KIDJAM! Studio in our Expressive Therapy Center offers a creative outlet for patients to learn about broadcasting and have fun. Madelyne Williams left her small but powerful mark on Capitol Hill. The 9 year old from Kent, Ohio, was Akron Childrenâs Hospitalâs representative at the Childrenâs Hospital Associationâs annual âSpeak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day.â The second annual Flash-A-Thon at Kent State was a great success! $23,000 was raised to support patients and more than 500 people participated in the dance marathon. The Easter bunny wished Jaylen a wonderful Easter Sunday full of âhigh fivesâ and fun! Allison Oltmann delivered her twin daughters at just 25 weeks and 5 days. For 96 days the NICU at St. Elizabeth became their first home for and the place their family will forever be grateful. Every year, the Akron Zoo opens its gates for an evening for DreamNight at the Zoo. The mission of DreamNight is to give children who are chronically ill or have a disability the opportunity to enjoy a free evening at the zoo with their families. We met Jordan Pollock and his family in June of 2011. Weâve followed Jordan and his journey with spina bifida with mom Megs Pollockâs Inside Childrenâs blog posts. Our patients and their families recently took a magical train ride on the âPolar Express,â thanks to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Rare 'mono mono' twins Jenna and Jillian are still inseparable six months after they were born holding hands. Savannah was born last July weighing a mere 1 lb., 2 oz. Here she is with Dr. Malhotra during her most recent stay in PICU. It takes real skill to maneuver a 210-foot tall crane. Kudos and thank you to our amazing construction team! During a lunch-time walk on the Akron campus, we ran into a few UA Local 219 Plumbing and Pipefitter members taking a break. Through The Miracles and Promises Radiothon the amazing people of our community raised $219,450 to benefit the local programs and services of Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley! Touchdown -- the Cleveland Browns were in the house! Linebacker Craig Robinson visited our patients Monday evening thanks to the Akron Browns Backers Club. Many Greater Akron area fire departments sent trucks to the annual water and suds fest that is Fire Truck Day. The frothy fun is part of a week-long camp for childhood burn survivors offered by Aluminum Cans for Burned Children. Many Greater Akron area fire departments sent trucks to the annual water and suds fest that is Fire Truck Day. The frothy fun is part of a week-long camp for childhood burn survivors offered by Aluminum Cans for Burned Children. Racing For Kids returned to the hospital this year with Historic Sportscar Racing drivers Jeff Mitchell and Peter Grant and their vintage race cars. Reading to your child at bedtime is great for relationship building and creating an active imagination. Sea creatures, sunshine and smiles were on hand when our patients and their families were treated to an aquatic-themed carnival in our Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center, presented by Kay Jewelers. On Aug. 1, more than 60 kids gathered at the Youngstown Country Club for the 4th Annual Clubs for Kids. July 22 marked the golden anniversary for Dr. Louis Schaner, who has been taking care of kids for 50 years! He sees 20-25 patients a day at the Akron Children's Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP) offices in Alliance and Perry Twp. U.S. Senator Rob Portman visited out burn center in August. He supported the Improving Trauma Care Act of 2014. The recently enacted law enables burn centers to apply for funding made available under trauma and emergency care programs. Actor Thomas Ian Nicholas has visited the patients at Akron Children's every year for 4 years and never fails to raise spirits with his guitar and positive attitude. What a cute moment. The kids were waiting in line to come in the John S. Knight Center. Our nurses ready to do vision screenings enjoyed them looking on. The lone basset hound in the Doggie Brigade, Roxie makes a big impact on patients with her big ears and stubby legs. This little bundle of joy was one of the babies that were transported in early April from the NICU in Youngstown to the new NICU in Boardman. Check out this lightning strike our construction camera captured (30-second exposure). Friends and loved ones were honored with luminaria during our Hope Lights the Way cancer awareness event. Nothing keeps this little guy from smiling, event the cast on his hand. Emily's Sparkle Sprint was organized by Gretchen Naumoff to thank the doctors and nurses who cared for her daughter after developing encephalitis caused by a mosquito bite. Ahoy, matey! We talked like pirates for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and it was fun! Ahoy, matey! We talked like pirates for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and it was fun! Christian Abrigg, a 13-year-old boy from Canfield, was honored as the Pilot for the Day at the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. These magical glasses and âwhiskersâ do the trick for young patients and their parents in our ER when accidental cuts happen. This 5-year-old even fell asleep as the last few whiskers were applied by our pro Doug. These bears took the ultimate leap to find their human: jumping out of an airplane! Several hundred stuffed bears were donated to patients after free-falling through the air with 2 skydiving companies, AerOhio Skydiving Center and Skydive Rickâs. These girls had a great time at the Change Bandit Bash for the annual âHave a Heart, Do Your Partâ radiothon. Focusing on kids and customer service earned us high marks from this superintendent and his family. The 15th annual âHave a Heart, Do Your Partâ radiothon, presented by 98.1 WKDD, raised $633,306.98 for the patients at Akron Childrenâs Hospital. As he's delivering toys, Columbiana County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jon Price stops to kiss his son, Sebastian, 5, who is the inspiration for the holiday toy drive organized by the sheriff and his colleagues. This little cutie turned 1 this year. Miles has spina bifida, and his parents shared their journey with us on Inside Childrenâs. Doggie Brigade veteran Sammy loves his job more than most people. He especially loves to cuddle with Shannon, who has been collecting trading cards since April 2013. A visit from Petie the Pony from Victory Gallop was a nice distraction for Shannon, who has been treated for severe curvature of the spine. Just a little bit of paint and pottery helps spread the love and hope that everyone has for our NICU babies. All Fired Up Akron helped create these precious footprint keepsakes for families. As a part-time speech-language pathologist at Akron Childrenâs Hospital, Shelly Vaughnâs services are in high demand. If you change a few letters in perfusionist, you get perfectionist. Tom Murray and Mike Corriganâs job is to run the heart lung machine during open heart surgeries, proving that their every day is no ordinary day. These teens were headed to downtown Cleveland and the Prom to Remember, an annual event for pediatric cancer patients from Akron Childrenâs Hospital, Rainbow Babies & Childrenâs Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic and their guests. At just 7-weeks-old, little Alexandra Price of Cuyahoga Falls was in the ER for the flu. Santa's healing kiss and Mrs. Claus' warm arms helped to make her feel better this Christmas eve.