Delivering joy rides to hospitalized kids
A child staying in the hospital can often experience feelings of loneliness and isolation.
Our Starlight Radio Flyer Hero Wagons are designed with mobility in mind, allowing children to venture beyond the confines of their room and go for a joy ride as they explore the hospital environment.
"The [Starlight] Radio Flyer Wagon was a significant factor in Karter’s long hospital stays. He was so young and unable to communicate well, on top of having major speech delays, the one thing he could always say was “Red Go!” And that meant he wanted to take a lap in the wagon through the oncology floor."
- Starlight Kid Karter's mom, Krista
By fostering interactions with hospital staff and fellow patients, Starlight Radio Flyer Hero Wagons promote socialization and foster a sense of community that positively impact a child's emotional and mental well-being.
Designed for Starlight by Radio Flyer, the Hero Wagon has an IV pole attachment, making it easier for all patients to enjoy a wagon ride. Plus, each wagon features seat belts for safety, smooth surfaces, and durable fabric, easily sanitized by hospital staff between each use.
Interactive experiences help children learn, grow, express themselves and feel safe in an unfamiliar environment.
Helps combat feelings of loneliness and isolation and creates a sense of belonging to aid feelings of happiness.
Helps the hospital become familiar and contributes to feelings of security for children.
Helps meet kids unique needs to have an outlet for their emotions during stressful periods.
Improves a child's movement and rewards children with a sense of accomplishment and happiness.