MEDIA ALERT: Childhood cancer survivor donates medical shirts to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital

Posted on 4/10/2017

EVENT:            Luke’s FastBreaks brings special medical shirts developed by a pediatric cancer survivor.

WHEN:            Tuesday, April 11

TIME:               2:35 p.m.

WHERE:           Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, 7 Richland Medical Park Dr., Atrium

FACTS:             When third-grader Luke Lange was undergoing cancer treatment, he traded in his gym shorts and t-shirts for a new uniform—a hospital gown. He told his parents that having to wear a hospital gown made him feel sicker. He wanted to feel like a normal kid.
Luke and his parents decided to cut the sides of a T-shirt and insert snap tape to allow easy access to treatment lines and ports. That’s how the Luke’s FastBreaks medical shirt was born. Luke’s FastBreaks medical shirts meet hospital standards, allowing them to replace the traditional hospital gown. In addition to lifting children’s spirits, the medical shirts are recognized by the Association of Child Life Professionals. Physicians and hospital staff credit the Luke’s FastBreaks medical shirts for giving children a sense of normalcy during their hospital stay. This video shares more information about Luke, who is now 12.


About Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Palmetto Health Children's Hospital is South Carolina’s first children's hospital and has more than 150,000 children’s visits each year. It offers more than 30 subspecialties to meet the unique health care needs of children and has central South Carolina's only Children’s Emergency Center. With more than 350 professionals who work exclusively with children, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital has a team of highly skilled and trained experts unmatched by any hospital in the Midlands. Palmetto Health Children's Hospital is the place to go for children's medical care, because the best care matters.

 

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