The 'Design My Room' Initiative Helps Seriously Sick Teenagers

By: Alyson Wyers - Dec 31, 2015
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The Design My Room program from Wish Upon a Teen makes teens in extended hospitalization a bit more comfortable. The teenager-targeting program is for those who spend a lot of time in hospitals due to a life-threatening sickness or injury. Through partnerships with hospitals across the United States (36 in total), non-profit Wish Upon a Teen helps young patients redecorate their rooms so they can feel more at home.

Based on the website's gallery, this largely consists of themes, such as One Direction, Hello Kitty or Star Wars. However, Design My Room also involves bringing in new blankets, pillows, rugs and artwork that are less thematic but will help the patient keep his or her mind off the immediate surroundings and facilitate recovery.