It is an experience that fourteen-year-old Eddie Smith says he will remember forever!
It is an experience that fourteen-year-old Eddie Smith says he will remember forever! While driving a robot from his hospital room at Phoenix Children’s, Eddie went on a grand slam tour at Chase Field – home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. From joining a press conference to checking out the clubhouse to talking with his favorite players at batting practice, emotions were charged. When asked what it was like, Eddie expressed, “Surreal, awesome, a once in a lifetime thing!”
The Child Life Zone team at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, along with the Diamondbacks organization, have been strategizing how to utilize OhmniLabs robots with the hope of brightening hospital stays for patients and families. Working together, they are implementing innovative ways to give patients opportunities to make inspiring connections that extend beyond the walls of their hospital rooms.
Eddie’s grandma, Mary Smith, shared, “Eddie’s visit with Torey Lovullo (Manager), Pat O’Connell (Director of Player and Media Relations), along with several players like David Peralta, Pavin Smith, and Eduardo Escobar, will always be one of his greatest stories! He cried he was so happy. It made his life!”