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Sealed chamber brings wonders of nature to hospitalized kids

edited November 2016 in General

WonderSphere2By Randi Belisomo (Reuters Health) - At North Carolina Children?s Hospital, immune-compromised kids can experience the natural environment while getting around hospital rules - digging in dirt, poking into pitcher plants and observing other wonders of nature otherwise prohibited - thanks to a new device called the WonderSphere. ?Nature has always been a source of refuge, hope and joy,? said Katie Stoudemire, founder of Wonder Connection, a program of the North Carolina Botanical Garden at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Stoudemire volunteered at children?s hospitals while completing her biology degree at North Carolina?s Davidson College, and it pained her to witness kids? boredom and isolation from the environment.
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