Nov 5, 2013 5:31 PM by Keli Moore, KSBY News

Healing gowns meant to make hospital visits more comfortable

With Veterans Day approaching, a San Luis Obispo woman has a gift for the men and women who have served our country. Audrey Fleming has created "healing gowns" for those who are undergoing medical treatments. "I went through radiation myself and when you go through it you have a gown and a cubby and you go in there, and they are so depressing and so ugly," she said. Usually blue or white, the gowns feel somewhat sterile, so Audrey's daughters took one of the hospital gowns home and tie-dyed it. "And then they took it to my co-workers and friends and had them all sign it, so when I ship them out I send them with a fabric pen, so that people can write messages," she said. "These gowns are redesigned so the shoulders each come undone so it can be pulled down," Fleming said as she described the gown. They also have pockets to carry IV poles or for a book or iPod. There's also a lot of coverage in the back with velcro and ties, so the gown is more private. "If anyone out there has a loved one, a loved vet who is going into the hospital, if they just give me a call, I will get a gown to them, and I don't charge," she said. If you know a veteran who could use a healing gown, Fleming will send them one for free for Veterans Day. Click here to visit her website.  



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