Most of us picture kids spending their summers playing outdoors, seeing sunny flicks, and enjoying the most carefree times in their lives. But some children are facing the life-altering struggles and seemingly endless commutes associated with regular hospital treatments.
One Scout is working to make these trips to the hospital a little lighter for sick kids.
Seventeen year old Joshua A. is using his Eagle Scout project as a chance to add interactive tablets to vans that transport kids to and from appointments at the Tampa, FL, Shriners Hospital for Children.
His inspiration came from personal experience. As a child, Joshua made many trips in the silent Shriners vans as he received treatment for a childhood leg disorder called Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.
“I was always on my way here,” Joshua told Tampa’s CBS 10 News. “This was back in the era of portable DVD players. I had one and it just got my mind off of what I was coming here for.”
Learn more about the aspiring Eagle Scout who’s bettering the lives of sick kids by checking out the video from Tampa CBS 10 below.