Going Beyond Medicine on Empower Radio
Going Beyond Medicine on Empower Radio

Brave Gowns with Summer Germann

April 26, 201657 min
More than 3 million children are hospitalized in the United States. Every 33 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer and that's just one reason that children are admitted to the hospital. Twelve years ago on Halloween, Summer Germann's family became one of those statistics. Little did they know that they were about to be face the fight of their lives when Summer's younger brother was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Her only sibling,15 years her junior, Summer was with him constantly. Halloween was his favorite event and Summer wanted him to enjoy that time regardless of being in the hospital. One year later, her brother was back in the hospital in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and an idea was born - to create children's hospital gowns that made them into the super heroes of their dreams. And Brave Gowns were born. Join me in this conversation, how one family's tragedy is bringing hope and joy to critically ill children.

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