2012 – 2013 Virtual Get Well Cards

Sponsored by:

St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation

Project Champion:

Megan Thomas

What are the appropriate grade levels:

6 to 12

Is there a limit to the number of participants:

Yes – to make sure this experience is meaningful to each student, we wish to limit the number of classrooms to two.

Is there an opportunity for community service:

Yes – 12 to 15 hours

Is this a new or existing project:

This is a new project.

Estimated project cost:




We are proposing the purchase of twenty iPads that can be loaned out to patients as they wait in the hospital waiting rooms and/or patient rooms. Instead of magazines and brochures, patients can enjoy the freedom of selecting their own form of entertainment – movies, games, music, e-mail or the internet.

In addition, we hope to create a video that patients can view on the iPad while they wait. This video will be created by students and will be made up of well-wishes to the patient.

This project has an investment and a service component. We are looking for young investors to contribute ,000 towards the total cost of the project – primarily the cost of the iPads. Additionally, we are looking for students who are willing to take the lead in creating the virtual get well card. The students will create the concept for the video and lead the production of the video, with support and resources from the project sponsor.

A number of clinics and hospital waiting rooms across the country have been implementing the use loaner iPads for patients. This project would take this idea one step further by adding a virtual message from young people in the community – hopefully inspiring and furthering the power of generosity.

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