Man converts board games into bed sheets to keep sick kids in hospitals entertained
Hospitals can be quite dreary and drab for all patients, irrespective of their age. Young patients, however, feel even more desolate in the monotonous hospital environment.
An entrepreneur from Charlotte, North Carolina – Kevin Gatlin – felt that this shouldn’t be the case when he visited his friend’s hospitalized child several years ago. So he spent almost two years developing interactive bed sheets featuring dozens of games and lessons so that children could be entertained from the comfort of their own bed.
He also worked with several school teachers in order to make the games educational.
To date, Gatlin knows that his sheets are being used in 10 different hospitals across the country – but since his customers are able to donate bedsheets to their own local hospitals, that number could be much higher.