FALLS CHURCH, Va. (ABC7) — Freezing cold hospitals are nothing new to Meg Smith.
As a parent of a child who spent years in and out of hospitals before her son lost his 12-year battle to a rare form of an immune deficiency, Smith learned quickly how difficult it can be for patients to stay warm while hooked up to IV and PICC lines.
When her son, Gavin, was fighting his battle at Inova Children's Hospital, she created fun, fuzzy fleece poncho capes for him to slip over his head.
Smith, with her business partner, Cindy, is now on a mission to give away as many capes as possible through her business, CapeIvy.com.
"When he was six, we spent several months back to back in and out of hospitals. That's when I started making capes for him because he didn't have an ability to be able to wear robes. He had picc lines, IV's and all sorts of things in his arm and he couldn't wear long sleeves" said Smith.
Monday, she and her business partner donated dozens of colorful capes to Inova Children's Hospital.