This was a contest at the Medical Quack run before Christmas last year and the Picture Me Happy group was so “happy” to receive their new touch screen computers for the children they included a picture! This was a great contest for non profits and the children certainly stand to benefit here as well, a good thing!
“We are so very happy to have these computers, they arrived last week while I was here….Tim Courtney, Founder of PictureMeHappy.org”
So here they are ready to go to work and the portability of the computer along with touch screens is what really stands out as features the children can use as the computer is wireless and can easily be moved let’s say from one hospital room to another. BD
Thanks to everyone who participated and one of the winners was from the Medical Quack, Picture Me Happy, congratulations! Miller’s Children’s Hospital in Long Beach participates with the program and last year I did an interview with the CFO of the hospital and was able to see the pictures as they were being posted, as contributed by the children. The touch screen computers will be used by the children in the hospital, neat!
Recipient: Picture Me Happy (http://www.picturemehappy.org/)
Locale: Many Hospitals in the US
Submitted by: Barbara Duck, The Medical Quack (http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/)
Back story: The children involved use the computers directly and the touch screen capability of the computers would make them user-friendly for the children, especially those confined to a hospital bed where using a mouse can be difficult. Being immersed in the creative process provides a necessary diversion away from illness and toward the healing power within. Picture Me Happy provides a mechanism for regular involvement in the creative process by providing onsite Arts in Medicine equipment, supplies and programs that are available 24 hours a day. Picture Me Happy is the first Arts in Medicine program which is non-reliant on the schedules of voluntary artists, enabling participants to work with the program when the time is right for them.