Kids are supposed to be running around the park with friends, cuddling with their pet and be brought out for picnic once in a while. Unfortunately, thousands of kids have to stay in bed at the hospital for medical reasons. Some of them have to spend the rest of their life in there and it can really be boring for them.
For us, it’s not just boredom we see – these kids are so young and full of energy and positive vibes, yet, they can’t physically go out there to enjoy themselves. Some are even bedridden and have to constantly receive drips. What can be done for them to at least live a little bit of life?
That’s where this hero came into the story.
Kevin Gaitlin is a father who’s seen kids stuck in the hospital bed for hours on without anything to do. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and son and has been living in a tight space. Because of that, Gaitlin is used to utilizing space effectively, “Because of space, my wife would use our son’s bed as a desk but it wasn’t until I visited a friend whose son was sick in the Hospital did I realize that there was very little stimulation for kids confined to their Hospital beds and rooms!”
Gaitlin visited his friend’s son in the hospital who looked bored as hell from getting confined on the bed and can’t do much about it.
Gaitlin discussed with teachers, doctors and made his plans. He finally set up a company called Playtime Adventures, “With the help of passionate teachers and parents, we created Playtime Therapy Bed Sheets. Playtime Therapy Bed Sheets extend the play area of the room and provide kids with a place they can play, learn, sleep and heal on! We quickly realized our Playtime Therapy Bed Sheets and Slumber Bags was exactly what the Doctor ordered for kids everywhere!”
He has so far designed 50 different interactive bed sheets that can work not only for kids in hospitals but also as alternatives to TVs and electronic devices for kids who spend too much time on them.
This was a story two years before the company is finally established with all the products. Gaitlin didn’t forget to thank everyone who has contributed, ”It truly took a team to create the bed sheets. I tell people I was just the creative one with the idea! My wife, my mom, and 5 teachers help me create interactive bed sheets for kids.”
The company sells the bed sheets for profit, but with every single purchase, they will donate one for the kids in hospitals!
“As a company, our commitment is and always will be to children and communities. We currently partner with the Children’s Hospitals, Women Children shelters, and Internation relief organizations across the world! We believe that our bedding products create a calming distraction for children forced into safe places because of circumstances out of their control,” said Gaitlin.
Please check out Playtime Edventures to find over 50 different board games on bed sheets if you want to support them!
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