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Kids Receive Soccer-Inspired Hospital Gowns

A new program is distributing the stunning jerseys/gowns to patients in Spain.


A hospital stay can be difficult, especially for a child. Whether it is due to illness or injury, it is no fun to stuck in your hospital room when you would rather be running around and playing with friends.

Well now, thanks to a partnership between Spanish soccer magazine Panenka and creative agency We Are Xuxa, Spanish hospitals are making stays a little brighter for their young patients.

The collaboration, called Las Batas Más Fuertas or "the strongest gowns," has lead to the design of hospital gowns inspired by some of the biggest soccer stars in the world.

Instead of a drab, plain gown, these young patients get a chance to don the jersey of Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos and other superstars.

Panenka published this video showing how the jerseys are developed and how they cheer up the kids :

"Hospitalized children play a very difficult game every day, but if they put on their team's shirt, instead of the boring green dressing gown, their mood can improve, making them feel stronger," Panenka wrote.

Several of the largest football clubs in Spain, including FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Sevilla FC have joined in the partnerships.

While this program has grown in popularity in Spain, we at Sparkt hope that hospitals in the United States can get involved. Wouldn't it be great for children's hospitals here to deck their patients out in gowns modeled after NFL or NBA stars?

Images source: @wearexuxa on Instagram .

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