Markel is THE MAN. He probably has more friends than all of us working at The Monday Life combined. During the short period that we spent with him in his hospital room, he had friends calling him on his cell phone (which he politely asked to call back later) and nurses stopping by just to say hello. Who can blame them?? Like we said….he’s THE MAN. But sitting in a hospital room isn’t exactly the best place to keep up with friends. As Markel explained to us, “When I’m here, I feel like I’m missing out on stuff that happens outside the hospital… like keeping up with my friends”. That’s a problem….
So here’s what we’re going to do about it:
We’re going to provide hospitals with TECHNOLOGY. And not only the technology to keep up with friends. We’re talkin’ about much more. We’re talkin’ about computers, laptops, gaming systems, video-cameras, virtual-reality glasses that stream live-feed from the moon (OK, maybe they don’t have those yet….but you get the point). And that means keeping in touch with friends over Facebook. That means playing iPad games during treatment to help cope with the pain. That means video-conferencing Dad who is across the country… just to say goodnight. By the time we’re done providing these kids with TECHNOLOGY, they’re going to be more informed about and better in touch with the outside world than the rest of us. After all, they deserve it…they’re the bravest kids on the planet.