In the chair is Jacob Daniele. Behind him from are Wayne Lundman

In the chair is Jacob Daniele. Behind him from are Wayne Lundman

2-year-old and Lions Club buy chemotherapy chairs for hospital

Young Jacob Daniele helped raise money to buy the hospital special medical chairs for the hospital's cancer treatment room.

A two-year-old boy and the Prince Rupert Lion’s Club just bought the hospital two new chairs for cancer patients to use while undergoing chemotherapy at the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital.

The chairs are essentially reclining chairs like you have in your living room but designed for medical use, and are worth about $1,600 a piece. Having comfy chairs in the cancer treatment room at the hospital is important since a chemotherapy session can last for up to seven hours and the about 14 people a week go there for treatment.

The cancer treatment room does have a nice recliner and couch in there already but according to the staff, these needed to be replace because they pose a contamination hazard that the new chairs do not.

Little Jacob decided that instead of getting presents for his second birthday, he asked his guests to bring a donation for the hospital where his mother works instead. From his birthday party, he raised $700 that was put towards buying the new chairs. The rest was put up by the Prince Rupert Lion’s Club which often donates money for new equipment to the hospital from their own fundraising efforts.

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