Here’s What Virtual Reality Means For Kids Who Are Stuck In The Hospital

Dec 8, 2015 at 5:30 pm |

Here’s What Virtual Reality Means For Kids Stuck In The Hospital

Photo Credit: Hot Moms Club

It’s amazing how quickly our lives can be changed and completely turned on their heads.  About 3 months ago my dear friend Marjorie had a perfectly healthy 6 year old son. We had actually just had a playdate finally after not seeing each other for at least 5 years! Jake is the kind of boy that loves to play in Central Park and climb on the rocks, splash around at the beach or just like any 6 year old annoy his sister. But it was when he told his mom that he wasn’t feeling well that their lives were changed forever.

Marjorie took her son Jake to the hospital to get checked out and was told only a few hours later that the probability was that Jake had leukemia. Further testing confirmed T-cell Leukemia and young Jake was put on a 3 year chemo plan. It’s hard to think that his treatment plan is literally half his life. But that’s why #TeamJake is participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s ‘Light The Night Walk’ to try and raise funds to help find a cure.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society helps raise money to find cures and ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. Jake is just one in 54 thousand who will be diagnosed this year, and fundraising events like this raise key funds to help find a cure.

So there is really not much that I can say because the incredible possibilities that virtual reality brings. C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital used an Oculus Rift, with a cool hand from the Game Start School and the Mott Golf Classic, to get these kids outside of the hospital!!!!! 

At the beginning of this video the one kid screams “I’m on top of the world!”

Jake all the best and if you’re interested in helping or want to donate to #TeamJake or even participate in a walk yourself next year as they will be raising $$ for a lifetime ~

You can click here. Hopefully with all of our help they can find a cure for this disease.

What an amazing idea!