One of many features incorporated into the Building Hope expansion would serve patients who suffer from the devastating side effects of cancer treatment: a 6th floor rooftop terrace. This terrace, which we hope to build through contributions from our donors, would be transformed into a beautiful space – with a green roof and a deck that would be easily accessible from the cancer unit.
The 6th floor location would provide beautiful vistas of the area and incorporate benches and other spots for resting and healing. Glass panels would block the wind and create an unobstructed outlook.
“Cancer patients can’t risk exposure to infections by traveling through the hospital to reach the outdoors,” says Katy Tenhulzen, child life specialist for Hematology/Oncology. “The feeling of being trapped inside has been the biggest complaint from our families, so the terrace would be a welcome and wonderful solution.”
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