Giving Tuesday

Help change lives through innovation.

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When six-year-old Jolene was diagnosed with cancer, her family’s whole world was turned upside down — but innovation in cancer care helped to make things right again. Kids who need radiation treatment often need to be anesthetized, sometimes daily for weeks, to receive radiation therapy.

Brian Overshiner and his team at the IU Health Innovations Lab fabricated a technology that made it possible for Jolene to watch movies during her treatments, making her more comfortable so she could lie still, increasing the accuracy of radiation and eliminating the need for frequent anesthesia.

The idea was simple. Brian developed a paper-thin screen and affixed it to a 3D printed arm. But this simple idea makes a world of difference for children and adults with cancer.

With your generosity, we can continue to develop leading edge solutions to improve and personalize patient care through advanced 3D printing technology.

Your gift can support comfort and care for people you care about — those who are on a similar journey as Jolene’s.

On Giving Tuesday, you can change the world for people you love who are fighting cancer.

When six-year-old Jolene was diagnosed with cancer, her family’s whole world was turned upside down — but innovation in cancer care helped to make things right again. Kids who need radiation treatment often need to be anesthetized, sometimes daily for weeks, to receive radiation therapy.

Brian Overshiner and his team at the IU Health Innovations Lab fabricated a technology that made it possible for Jolene to watch movies during her treatments, making her more comfortable so she could lie still, increasing the accuracy of radiation and eliminating the need for frequent anesthesia.

The idea was simple. Brian developed a paper-thin screen and affixed it to a 3D printed arm. But this simple idea makes a world of difference for children and adults with cancer.

With your generosity, we can continue to develop leading edge solutions to improve and personalize patient care through advanced 3D printing technology.

Your gift can support comfort and care for people you care about — those who are on a similar journey as Jolene’s.

“There is a real need for more accurate treatments. The simplest idea can have such a big impact for our patients. But, to really have an effect in personalized care, we need more support.” – Brian Overshiner, program manager, 3D Innovations Lab

Watch and learn how your donation can help patients in need of cancer care solutions.

You are helping to change lives, one solution at a time. Visit the Indiana University Health Foundation to learn more about year-round endeavors.

This gift will be administered by the Indiana University Health Foundation, an entity of Indiana University Health. This is not a gift to Indiana University or the IU School of Medicine. The Indiana University Foundation does not play a role in administering this account.

Thank you for your donation.

You are helping to change lives, one solution at a time. Visit the Indiana University Health Foundation to learn more about year-round endeavors.

This gift will be administered by the Indiana University Health Foundation, an entity of Indiana University Health. This is not a gift to Indiana University or the IU School of Medicine. The Indiana University Foundation does not play a role in administering this account.