Anyone who knows me knows that the Akron Children’s Hospital Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center is my life's work and passion. Our amazing interdisciplinary team serves children, from before birth and into adulthood, who have complex, chronic or life-threatening medical conditions. Pediatric palliative care offers an additional layer support for families on difficult medical journeys, in partnership with cure-directed care by coordinating care, improving communication and partnering in decision making. Children receive comprehensive physical, social, psychological, practical/financial and spiritual support.
When I run, I think about all of the children and families who have trusted us to share in their lives. Every day, I strive to do whatever I can to ease suffering, for them and for the children yet to come. We often say that the journey for a child with a life-threatening condition is a marathon, not a sprint - so what better way to honor these remarkable and inspirational children and their families than by running with and for them?
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