How $50,000 is Impacting the Lives of Kids with Cancer
- Virtual Reality Goggles – for teenagers, Dr. Stinson has introduced virtual reality games to ensure children don’t get dizzy during their treatment and are preoccupied to distract from the pain and/ or discomfort.
- MEDi the Robot – for children under 7 years old, MEDi, the robot, has proven to reduce anxiety and pain management. MEDi’s role is to discourage and motivate kids by dancing for them, sharing motivational statements and striking a conversation! The robots are intuitive enough to explain to the children what is going on at every step while distracting them from the treatment.
Amazing, right? Watch this CBC video about MEDi to see how it helps to comforts sick kids – Child-like robot comforts patients through small talk, high-fives and plays games
There are up to 375 children diagnosed with cancer every year in Canada, the Innovation Grant for Pediatric Cancer Research and Care works towards improving all elements of the treatment and care a child and family receive. The focus of the Innovation Grant has been on developing the games, robotics and pain management for the children.
Would it be amazing to meet Dr. Stinson, MEDi robot and our other Fashion Heals Patient Ambassadors in person? You can by joining them on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Mercedes Benz Downtown location (click here for tickets).
If you were inspired by Dr. Stinson’s research, we also welcome online donations of any amount as together, we can make a significant impact.