Every day, the life of a child is improved immeasurably by the generosity of Child’s Play donors. We recently received a letter from the mother of a patient at Dell Children’s about the impact that our grant program had on her son’s quality of life during a serious illness. She was kind enough to allow us to share that story with you:
“I wanted to send a huge thank you for your company and the service y’all give to sick children.
My 7 year old son was diagnosed with T-cell Leukemia on Christmas Eve and it has been a whirlwind. (He had a pic line until recently and now he has a chest port.)
My son emotionally shuts down at the hospital. Everything has been scary and painful for him. After a few attempts of accessing his chest port, we realized that we couldn’t keep holding him down while he screamed in fear of the access.
One of the workers suggested trying your VR program at the next visit. We were hopeful but unsure if it would help.
BUT it did help. No more screaming. No more holding him down. No more extreme fear. It is almost a complete 180 from before the VR.
I cried!!! This is a beautiful service and my child needed the help so badly so as not to continue to traumatize him further.
Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
To help support more programs like this, you can make a reoccuring donation here.