Posted: Oct 2, 2013 5:13 PM by KBZK News
Updated: Oct 2, 2013 5:24 PM
BOZEMAN - Patients at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Patients now have access to iPads, thanks to one man's wish who passed away earlier this year.
After being diagnosed with cancer, Ryan Eaton was given an iPad by his parents.
While undergoing treatment, he noticed others who did not have visitors or a way to pass the time.
He and his brother Dallas started United Luv, selling T-shirts to raise funds to give iPads to hospitals.
Nine iPads were donated today, with Bozeman Deaconess matching that number.
"Feels really good to be able to donate these iPads today," said Dallas Eaton. "It's in my brother's honor and I know he's smiling down on us, happy to see them go to good use. We've put a lot of work into it and it's all possible because of the community and how many people have donated and bought tshirts and we just really appreciate it."
Eaton says that United Luv will continue their work, and you can buy t-shirts to support the organization.
Ryan Eaton lost his battle with cancer early in 2013. The gift will be matched by 9 additional iPads purchased by Bozeman Deaconess Foundation's Health Information Center Endowment fund. Departments receiving the iPads include the Cancer Center, Surgical Floor, Medical floor, Family Birth Center, Surgery, Internal Medicine Associates Infusion area and Spiritual Care.
Click here to buy a t-shirt or learn more about United Luv.