Starlight Brave Gowns
It’s officially the holiday season! Generally, we talk about all the fun cool new gifts you can get for your family and friends. However, I wanted to talk for a moment about what the holiday spirit should be all about, giving.
Starlight Brave Gowns is a wonderful organization who are looking to revolutionize Children’s Hospital gowns. Michaels has teamed up with Starlight Brave Gowns and created ten fun and creative inaugural designs. Michael’s will donate 10,000 gowns to launch the program at Children’s Hospital this year! The goal of the program is to brighten the lives of the seriously sick children who are stuck in hospitals wearing drabby (and quite drafty) gowns. The Starlight Brave gowns are designed to adhere to hospital regulations and have easy access for heart monitors and IVs.
I do want to make it clear this is not at all a sponsored post! This is something that is very dear to my heart (literally.) I grew up in Children’s Hospital in Boston. I had Supraventricular Tachycardia and spent years looking as sick as I was in the typical hospital gown they provide. I would have loved to wear something to set me apart, rather than feel like I was wearing a “sick person” uniform. I didn’t want people to look at me and think I was sick, but it was hard to avoid in a washed out gown.
I was lucky to make it out of the hospital successfully, but it was such a hard time for me and my family. My hope would be for all the children to put on one of these fun gowns and feel special and maybe for one moment not feel like just another sick kid.