Nobody likes being admitted in a hospital, leave alone wearing a gown, but some people have to stay in hospitals for a while for treatments. It’s even worse when those people are teenagers. They feel depressed and the hospital gowns that they have to wear everyday makes them feel even sadder.
To help cope teens with this sadness many fashion designers have teamed up with a nonprofit organization called Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada to redesign hospital gowns.
A young patient says that wearing a gown makes him feel like he has no identity.
“It sort of makes me feel like my identity’s been stripped away from me.”
Another one says that wearing these gowns all the time just identifies their illness.
“When you can’t wear what you want, you feel like you’re not who you should be, or you’re just your illness”
This project is known as the Ward+Robes. It is launched in a hospital in Ontario, and project team is in talks with 130 more hospitals across Canada.
After wearing the cool new gowns the kids are happy.
The project aims to give these kids more self-confidence.
One of the happy kids said that.
“When I first saw the gowns I saw empowerment in teenagers in a place where they don’t have any”