Making an imPACt: Jenn Krawchyk
Author: Akron Children's Hospital
Published On: 10/21/2021
After her son's diagnosis with NF1, Jenn Krawchyk stepped into action. Educating herself and setting out to raise awareness of his rare genetic condition, Jenn founded the long-running #NFStrong 5K in northeast Ohio and found additional ways to share her knowledge and support with her community. As a result, Jenn joined the Parent Advisory Council for Akron Children's hospital. Read Jenn's involvement in her local community below!
The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) includes parents and caregivers from the Akron and Mahoning Valley campuses whose children have received care at Akron Children’s Hospital. Advisors work with hospital liaisons on behalf of other families to enhance the delivery of family-centered care. Parents serve on hospital committees and participate in hospital focus groups and performance-improvement projects. They also offer support on program development and policy upgrades. Read their full September newsletter here, and learn more about PAC at akronchildrens.org/PAC.