Mobilizing Cancer Patients at Childrens Hospital
Kids being treated for cancer at Sacred Heart Childrens Hospital now have a new way to get around when they can get out of their rooms, thanks to a little boy and his family who know exactly what they’re going through.
Monday, 2-year old Cash Hyde and his dad Mike drove in from Missoula and donated two very special little cars to the hospital’s oncology floor. The cars, called “Reggae Runners” are toddler cars, outfitted with IV poles. That way, kids who are being treated at the hospital can cruise around the floor and see something other than the inside of a hospital room, all while getting their life-saving treatments.
Cashy and his dad know exactly how important that free time can be. They spent several month in a Salt Lake City hospital last year, while Cashy was being treated for cancer and a Stage 4 brain tumor.
“If you can go into the hallway for five minutes and pull Cashy or your sick kid around in reggae runner and he’s smiling, that’s five minutes that cancer is not winning,” Mike said. “There may not be a cure yet, but you can fight cancer for five minutes with smiles and win.”
The money for the reggae runners comes from donations to the Cash Hyde Foundation. The family is in Seattle donating even more cars later this week. You can visit the foundation’s website to see how you can help – or to request assistance if you have a child being treated for cancer.