Support the Arcadian Dream: An Escape from Pediatric Cancer!

Arcadian Dream: An Escape from Pediatric Cancer A Project of Big Blue Crowdfunding

The University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information CoLab is a collaborative laboratory dedicated to innovative technology research through an ongoing collaboration between staff, faculty, and students at the University of Kentucky. The goal of our laboratory is to improve the lives of others by improving current technologies and by creating new and innovative technologies based on present gaps in the industry.

Our project is Arcadian Dream: An Escape from Pediatric Cancer. The goal is to create a simple, yet intuitive, virtual reality (VR) gaming experience for children who are undergoing chemotherapy and similar cancer treatments. The main premise for this project is a fun and kid-friendly environment in which pediatric patients can escape the stress from being in a hospital environment. We want to improve the patient's quality of life and create a distraction from the hospital environment. While in our VR world, the patients would be able to explore, play games, communicate with others and just have fun.

This VR experience will allow us to focus on helping children be more psychologically comfortable during treatments. This has the potential to open many doors in the realm of clinical virtual reality research in order to improve patients' quality-of-life.

We plan to give this VR gaming experience to local hospitals, as well as cancer centers across the country. Please join us in this amazing project. Show your support for Arcadian Dream: An Escape from Pediatric Cancer by making a gift to the Virtual Reality Lab Gift Fund today!

*All of your gifts will be deposited into the Virtual Reality Lab Gift Fund. Every dollar raised will be used to directly support this project. If we do not meet our fundraising goal this project will still occur. If we exceed our goal, all additional funds will go towards the Arcadian Dream: An Escape from Pediatric Cancer project.

$740 Raised
3% towards $20,000 Goal

Supported by 15 Donations:

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    Anonymous
    I Gave $100
    Y'all are awesome!
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $50
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $100
  • Don E.
    I Gave $20
    I hope it helps.
  • Joseph I.
    I Gave $100
    Hope this is successful--good luck and thank you for trying to make our patient's experience as comfortable as possible
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    Anonymous
  • Randy B.
    I Gave $20
    Calm their pain. I must be frightful for them when they first experience chemo.
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $10
    This is such a great idea... Especially if this could be networked with children in other hospitals undergoing treatment!
  • Jasmyn W.
    I Gave $50
    All children deserve a childhood of fun and exploration. Thank you for working towards a solution to provide this for pediatric cancer patients!
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $50
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $100
  • Steve S.
    I Gave $100
    Good luck!
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    Anonymous
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $10
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $10