It’s been just one year since we shared our goal of purchasing special goggles for the cancer kids at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The goggles allow the kids to watch movies and listen to music during their MRI scans. This will be a big gift for us, about $250,000.
We’ve been hard at work and we raised the money for three of the five sets. Peter stopped breathing during a scan when he was three-years-old so we know that these goggles are necessary to provide a safe, low anxiety scan environment.
He had a MRI last week and for the first time in twelve-and-a-half years of scanning was able to use a pair of goggles. His scan was ninety minutes long and he watched a comedy movie the entire time. He quickly noticed how much nicer it was to watch a movie instead of just lying in a noisy machine. We’re anxious to get these goggles in place so that all children will be able to enjoy them.
He got to pick a movie from a list that needed a little updating so we returned to the hospital a few days later to gift them some new titles. We’re anxious to return with the necessary funds to add two additional sets of goggles to their facility.
During our visit we shared an elevator, to the parking garage, with a special mom. Her daughter was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma the week before. We were grateful for the opportunity to bring some sunshine to little Zoe’s life with a balloon bouquet. Please keep Zoe, her family and all of the children battling cancer in your prayers.
Thank you for your support!