No one likes going to the hospital, but it is extra challenging for young children. They don't always understand why they have to stay there, away from their toys, their friends and their own bed. It also doesn't help that they are forced to wear a hospital gown that isn't always the most fun option.
One woman has decided that kids in hospitals are going through enough and they deserve a little bit of fun. Summer Germann created "Brave Gowns" which give kids the option so wear adorably designed hospital gowns that make them feel like a super hero, a rock star or even a mermaid!
Benjamin, pictured above, wears a Brave Gown and his mom loves it. She said "I was thrilled at that moment to have something that was distracting him from the horrific pain and sadness he was enduring. Benjamin was so proud to wear his Brave Gown and it was such a hit with many doctors and nurses who had no seen them before."
Summer's website explains that she got the idea after seeing a post from a friend in a regular hospital gown and she realized that "[they] make you feel like just a number. They do not reflect these children's personalities. They do not bring hope!"
She decided to make the gowns with patterns and designs that would spark kid's imaginations and hopefully bring them even the smallest amount of joy while they go through something challenging.
The gowns are available to purchase on her website and start around $35. She also has set up a separate donation website as well called Starlight Brave Gowns which sends gowns to children's hospitals all over the country.
Would you get one of these for your kids? It seems like a really sweet little gesture that might help them feel a little bit more comfortable in a difficult time!