This is a sincere thank you letter to Steven Spielberg and others who cheered up those in the hospital. I was in the hospital more than most people as a kid and as a teenager. Most people don’t know that you can have fun while being hooked up to an I.V, but you can. One particular moment that sticks out to me was something that Steven Spielberg helped fund. It was just like Skype so people confined to their hospital rooms could see one another and chat. Getting to talk to someone in the hospital and actually see them is really cool. The thing is, Skype hadn’t been invented yet, this was way before the iPhone, iPad, Skype, facetime, etc. It was extremely advanced technology for the time and it was funded by one of my favorite producers, Steven Spielberg.
I remember chatting with other people confined to their rooms and having a good time, which was something very special, especially to someone who was used to being sick and confined to a hospital bed with an I.V in their arm. This particular time, I was just in for a minor surgery, at least in my mind getting your appendix removed when it is about to pop is minor. Either way, I want to thank everyone from people who brought in dogs, to the game stations, to Steven Spielberg who helped fund the before Skype invention to cheer up those confined to the hospital.
Another amazing and surprising day in the hospital is when one of my Doctors waited in line all night to get me a copy of the seventh Harry Potter book and made sure to get me a poster. These memories flooded back into my mind when I watched a cover of Katy Perry’s Roar made in a Childrens Hospital. Here is the video that inspired me to write this post.