An 11-year-old girl suffering from sickle cell is making strides in her treatment after doctors say they gave her an I-Pad to help aid her healing.
Doctors at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital are allowing patient Brittany Butts to utilize an I-Pad for “education, distraction and preparation” as she deals with the disease that lowers her red blood cell count.
The technology is part of the hospital’s strides to make visits more enjoyable for their young patients, especially those with chronic illnesses like Brittany’s.
She tells NBC 13 that she was shocked that the facility encouraged her to use the product.
“I can’t believe it but they do have a lot of cool stuff!”
She also says the Apple product has helped her feel much better.
“You can have fun with them, and it can take your mind off of your pain.”
The hospital currently has two I-Pads for the children but wants to expand to 15, one for each child life specialist on staff.
Check out NBC 13’s coverage on Brittany below.