In 2011, The Seany Foundation funded its first-ever patient care project, the Seany Room. The room—a comfy beach-themed parent, kid, and staff-free zone just for teens at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego—was created to fulfill the wish of Sean Robins who underwent treatment as a teen at the childhood cancer facility. He complained that the child-centric playrooms were uninviting for teens.
Today, the room is the scene for Wii dance parties, Facebooking, and hanging out. According to Rady staff, “The room has made an enormous impact on our hospitalized teens.” It is chockfull of state-of-the-art “toys” for teens: computers, gaming systems with the hottest games, and movies.
Doors officially opened to patients in January 2011 thanks, in part, to a $20,000 grant awarded in 2010 by Supervisor Ron Roberts and the County of San Diego. Also, Best Buy generously donated many of the electronics that fill the room.