“Imagine…a private four-hour screening of thousands of cat photos sent in by strangers projected on sheets draped over your bed. You lie back, relax, and watch the cats flash above you; there’s even a purring sound to bring them alive.
This “cat immersion project” unfolded in Maga Barzallo Sockemtickem’s room just a few weeks ago through an art project at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Barzallo Sockemtickem, 16, is receiving treatment for graft-versus-host disease, an affliction that can occur after bone marrow transplants. She had a transplant in November 2011 after being diagnosed a year earlier with acute myeloid leukemia.”