Kids Who Are Too Sick Get To See The World Without Leaving The Hospital


For kids battling various illnesses at St. Jude Children’s hospital, traveling is a luxury they cannot experience. This is why the medical institution partnered up with a travel company, Expedia in order to launch a pilot program called “Dream Adventures” which offers child patients to travel via immense virtual reality.

Vic Walia, senior director of brand marketing at Expedia said:

“We believe travel helps shape your views and make the world a better place. This is why we build tools and technology to get more people out there. This initiative with St. Jude is a way of bringing the power of travel to those who can’t travel themselves.”

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The program was initially offered to four patients to enable the children to see plenty of destinations around the world like Patagonia in South Africa via live feed from 360-degree cameras positioned and manned by Expedia employees from different places.
It is wonderful how this virtual reality is helping kids have hope for a better tomorrow and continue on fighting their illnesses.

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Nizza Gueco is a licensed architect from the Philippines who chose to be a writer to be able to spend time with her 3-year-old daughter. Know more about her at www.nizzagueco.com.

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