CARINA RUTH-ANN BRITZPicture a beautiful little girl, delicate smile on her face, holding a baby doll. This is the Carina Ruth-Ann Britz people meet on the website for the foundation bearing her name. Her mother, Ann Britz, hopes others will remember her and be inspired by her courage. Though her time was short, Carina left a huge mark on our world. Ann has persevered through unspeakable tragedy to further her daughter’s legacy – one of caring, paying it forward and taking comfort in the small thing A grim prognosis After trying for 11 years to have a child, and putting their plans for a baby on hold after her husband, Joe, was diagnosed with a rare cancer, Ann became pregnant at the age of 39. During her 25th week, tests revealed that the baby had hydraencaphaly. The two main arteries to her brain had failed to carry adequate blood supply to the cortex, i

Brock’s Story

by on April 23, 2013

BrockBrock is a 15 month old little boy. Shortly after birth he was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder that is fatal in a very short time. Fortunately, that diagnosis proved to be incorrect. It is still unknown what the exact nature of his neuromuscular disorder is, but he and his family continue to be followed by a wide range of specialists for his complex medical needs both here at Akron Children’s and at Nationwide Children’s in Columbus. (more…)

2013 Event is here!!!

by on February 14, 2013

4th Annual Benefit: Wine Tasting with a View. Friday May 10th, 2013 at 7:00PM. (more…)

2012 Check Presentation

by on February 14, 2013

For the 2012 event we were able to raise over $28,000 for Akron Children’s Pediatric Palliative Care. (more…)

2011 Check Presentation

by on November 16, 2011

On November 2, 2011 Ann & Joe presented a $20,000 check for the 2011 Annual Wine Tasting Benefit to the Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatric Palliative Care Team to support their Gift Card Fund. (more…)

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