Some high school students are making life a bit easier for young cancer patients.
Today, the Woodsboro High School National Honor Society presented Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s Oncology and Blood Disease Clinic with several I.V. lily pads. The pads are hand-painted wooden attachments for I.V. poles. Kids can sit on them while their parents walk them to their treatments.
The Woodsboro High School students painted several patterns and images from cartoons like Paw Patrol, Sponge Bob Square Pants, and Trolls.
The idea for this project came from Kaitlyn Jankovsky. She’s a Woodsboro High School National Honor Society member who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014.
“Throughout my checkups, I noticed that they had these lily pads at the clinic and upstairs. So, whenever they showed it to me, I thought “well if I was still going to the clinic and upstairs as often as I used to, I thought I would like to play with those,” Jankovsky said.
Her school’s National Honor Society sponsor loved the idea. Jankovsky said it took her and her classmates awhile but they were able to make eight lily pads for the young patients at Driscoll Children’s Hospital.