Non-Profit Donates iPads To Bozeman Hospital - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

Non-Profit Donates iPads To Bozeman Hospital

Posted: Updated:
BOZEMAN -

On Wednesday, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital received eighteen iPads to be used by their patients during treatments.

Nine of those iPads were donated by United Luv, a non-profit started to remember of a young boy who passed away from cancer.

"He felt bad for patients who had nothing to do and no family," said Dallas Eaton, Ryan's brother.

Ryan Eaton was diagnosed with cancer in December 2011 at the age of 25.

"He had a soft tissue tumor that started in his lower back and it wrapped around all the nerves down his leg," said Ryan's mother Vicki Eaton.

During his treatments, he was in so much pain, he couldn't hold up his laptop.

"To be able to hold a small iPad was the ticket for him," Vicki said. "It just worked so good for him and it occupied his mind."

Ryan and his brother, Dallas started a at-shirt business before finding out Ryan had cancer. The business idea quickly changed after Ryan was diagnosed. Ryan's family describes him as a very selfless person, always worrying about others.

After Ryan passed away in February, the family wanted to do something in honor of him.
Their non-profit, United Luv provides iPads for patients during treatments.

"It feels really good to be able to do this," said Dallas. "We've been able to see patients use it and it's been awesome."

"We always say when we do a donation that Ryan is smiling down saying 'good job you guys, you did this for me,'" said Vicki.

The iPads were provided to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, nine donated by United Luv and nine by the hospital.

"It's incredibility humbling and we're so appreciative," said Kevin Pitzer, Bozeman Deaconess President/CEO. "As experience in health care we see families struggling with isolation and loneliness in patients."

Pitzer says the iPads will be used in several different departments.

"Majority of them will be going into our cancer center," Pitzer said. "We'll also be delivering some of them in our pediatric in-patient unit and then within our surgical department."

So far, United Luv has provided 109 iPads to patients throughout Montana. The iPads have been provided to hospitals in Billings, Missoula and Helena.

  • NationalMore>>

  • Former AP reporter Robert Heard dies at age 84

    Former AP reporter Robert Heard dies at age 84

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:15:07 GMT
    Robert Heard, who reported on Texas state government, politics and sports for The Associated Press, has died. He was 84.
    Robert Heard, who reported on Texas state government, politics and sports for The Associated Press, has died. He was 84.
  • Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:15:07 GMT
    Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.
    Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without...
  • Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human

    Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:55:52 GMT
    Jurors listened Wednesday as a man called two teenagers who broke into his central Minnesota home "vermin" on an audio recording shortly after fatally shooting them.
    Jurors listened Wednesday as a man called two teenagers who broke into his central Minnesota home "vermin" on an audio recording shortly after fatally shooting them.
  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • President Obama Tours Mudslide Damage; Comforts Family

    President Obama Tours Mudslide Damage; Comforts Family

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:55:41 GMT
    KHQ - Stay tuned to KHQ.COM for the arrival of President Barack Obama in Everett, WA on Air Force 1 around 12:30pm Tuesday. President Obama plans to visit and survey the devastated community of Oso. Air Force 1 could arrive as early as 12:25 or as late as 12:50. >>>WATCH Right Here On Khq.com>>>
    KHQ.COM - The President has arrived in Washington State to visit and survey the devastated community of Oso. Air Force touched down in Everett shortly after 12:30 today. Obama will tour the area of Oso and visit with families who loved ones were killed in the devastating mudslide.
  • Authorities: Mudslide Missing Number Drops To 90

    Authorities: Mudslide Missing Number Drops To 90

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-03-27 01:40:23 GMT
    DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Washington authorities say the official death toll from a devastating mudslide remains at 16, with eight additional bodies located but not recovered.
    DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Washington authorities say the official death toll from a devastating mudslide remains at 16, with eight additional bodies located but not recovered. Snohomish County Emergency Management Director John Pennington says Wednesday that the number of people missing or unaccounted for dropped Wednesday from 176 to 90.
  • Murdoch's Four Corners Store Opening Thursday

    Murdoch's Four Corners Store Opening Thursday

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:04:20 GMT
    A popular farm and ranch store is opening a new location just outside Bozeman this week.
    A popular farm and ranch store is opening a new location just outside Bozeman this week.
  • UM Celebrates Earth Day with "Sustainaganza"

    UM Celebrates Earth Day with "Sustainaganza"

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:09:44 GMT
    University of Montana students celebrated Earth Day with a "Sustainaganza" showcasing their commitment to a sustainable and eco-friendly campus.
    University of Montana students celebrated Earth Day with a "Sustainaganza" showcasing their commitment to a sustainable and eco-friendly campus.
  • MSU Collects Recyclables In Garbage

    MSU Collects Recyclables In Garbage

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:13:46 GMT
    30-percent of Montana State University's trash is full of recyclable materials. To bring awareness to Earth Day, MSU staff and students went through garbage and collected recyclable items.
    30-percent of Montana State University's trash is full of recyclable materials. To bring awareness to Earth Day, MSU staff and students went through garbage and collected recyclable items.
  • WATCH: Cell Phone Video Of Sinking Ferry Released As 270 Are Still Missing

    WATCH: Cell Phone Video Of Sinking Ferry Released As 270 Are Still Missing

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:21:35 GMT
    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Searchers have now put markers on the surface of the water where the South Korean ferry went down. Part of the ship had remained above the surface until today, but now the entire vessel is submerged. They're continuing the effort to find some 270 people who are missing and feared dead.
    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Searchers have now put markers on the surface of the water where the South Korean ferry went down. Part of the ship had remained above the surface until today, but now the entire vessel is submerged. They're continuing the effort to find some 270 people who are missing and feared dead.
  • Pablo Electronics Co. Earns $1.8M Missile System Contract

    Pablo Electronics Co. Earns $1.8M Missile System Contract

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:14:49 GMT
    A small business on the Flathead Indian Reservation announces a $1.8 million contract to create parts for a U.S. Army missile detection system.
    A small business on the Flathead Indian Reservation announces a $1.8 million contract to create parts for a U.S. Army missile detection system.
  • ABC Montana Sports Highlights, 4-22-14

    ABC Montana Sports Highlights, 4-22-14

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:15:35 GMT
    Highlights from the Bozeman High softball team hosting Butte, as well as a home track meet for Big Sky with Charlo, Florence, and Frenchtown also competing
    Highlights from the Bozeman High softball team hosting Butte, as well as a home track meet for Big Sky with Charlo, Florence, and Frenchtown also competing
Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.