When Mathew, Michael and Morgan were born, Kelly and Matt Robertson wanted nothing more than to bring their babies home. At 11 weeks premature, the triplets needed additional care so the NICU at Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley became their home away from home. At this year’s Miracles and Promises Radiothon benefiting Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning […]
Like a lot of teenagers, Chuck Reid, telecommunications technician in information services infrastructure, dreamed big. In Chuck’s case, he played guitar and bass, and performed locally in a band. Some shows were on school nights and went late into the night. Although his parents encouraged him musically, they made sure Chuck woke up on time […]
Mary Douglas, director of grant administration in Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation, learned about volunteerism from her parents. Mary’s 91-year-old mother, who recently passed away, was a lifelong volunteer, serving at Aultman Hospital and the Red Cross and even handmaking over 100 quilts for Akron Children’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Similarly, Mary’s dad volunteered for […]
Always quick with a joke or a smile, Josh Severson has always known how to make people happy. His parents were overjoyed with his arrival, but grew concerned when they saw he was born with a birth defect, 2 clubbed feet. “I was high-risk so my entire pregnancy was monitored closely, yet no-one detected anything […]
We met our inspirational, courageous, heroic, soldier in February through Akron Children’s Hospital. We were so excited to watch and listen to the radiothon this year. Randy and I would leave either the radio or computer on for the duration of the event. We were inspired by each story that came across the airwaves.