The Issue: Hospitals with Limited Technology Resources
iPads can help alleviate the tension that accompanies a surgery or serious hospital visit, according to data from Health Leaders Media. Patients can use the iPad to learn about their ailments and upcoming procedures, report on their ongoing pain and exercises, or even transform an abstract idea, such as surgery, into something they can see step by step. For children, iPads also offer a source of distraction via movies and games that help relieve their anxiety before a surgery.
The Campaign: Purchasing an iPad for the Children’s Hospital
If this Grassroots campaign raises $500, then the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation can purchase an iPad for in-patient use at Andy’s Hub in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Family Resource Center. The hubs act as in-patients' resource to help them and their families relax during their time at the hospital. They often include a variety of educational and recreation items such as theater systems and mobile gaming units. Each additional $500 raised will fund another iPad for in-patient use.
Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation
The Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation—started by the Bengals quarterback and his wife—provides a combination of daily services and life-changing experiences for seriously ill and physically challenged children. Its four primary programs support children and their families throughout their medical experiences. Date Night gives parents a free private dinner as an opportunity to spend time on their own while their children play together at the Hilton Downtown. King for a Day sends children to Kings Island theme park with fast lane passes, snack vouchers, and free T-shirts. As part of the organization's focus on daily needs, the Pass it On program distributes medical equipment to families who cannot endure the financial expense, and The Hub stocks hospitals with entertainment and educational resources.