My daughter, Lauren, was recently treated at Children’s Hospital Boston with an aggressive bacterial infection in her knee joint that required surgery. After a week of painful surgery and recovery, she had sunk into a depressed funk that was sad to see. It was not until we were being discharged and stopped by your sculpture of the moving balls in the main lobby that her face lit up. For a few wonderful moments, her mind was fully captured by something other than pain.
I grabbed a few pictures with my camera phone and thought you might like to see them. I am not sure how much feedback you get about the ball machine, but know that it touches the children that see it.
Since being discharged, Lauren has been undergoing physical therapy. Three days ago, she was able to walk on her own for the first time, and is expected to limp her way through school starting next Monday. She was very brave through what had been a marathon of tests including some excruciatingly painful ones, and we are very proud of her. We are also grateful beyond words for the swift diagnoses and action by the medical staff.