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Teen's project turns a hospital room kid-friendly

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By Taylor Kearns - bio | email

WINNSBORO, SC (WIS) - Diamond's Designs started out as a class project and turned into so much more. Now a Fairfield County teenager is leaving an indelible mark on a Midlands hospital.

Few, if any, enjoy a trip to the hospital, and least of all kids. But 17-year-old Diamond Moore is trying to change that with Room 2 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.

Moore has spent months making the standard hospital room kid-friendly as part of a school project.

"At first I thought about doing a little playroom so they can be entertained while they're waiting, but then mom gave me the idea maybe I should do a pediatric room," said Moore.
     
Now there are books, toys, inspirational words and artwork. Even the bathroom got a makeover.      

"This hospital started back in 1955 and we have never had a pediatric room before," said Administrator Michael Williams.

Williams says in recent years the hospital has seen a decline in pediatric patients. More of them he says are heading to nearby Columbia, but he hopes the room will turn that around.

"If I was 10 years old or 6 coming into a room like that, it would make me feel more comfortable than a normal room we have here at the hospital because of the environment," said Williams.

"Hopefully it takes their mind off what they came here for, I want them to just feel relaxed when they came here," said Moore.

Friday morning, with scissors in hand, Moore officially opened the room for business. Now it just needs a patient. Moore hopes whoever that is will be inspired by the words painted on the door.

"'Be the change you want to see in this world,' by Mahatma Gandhi, and that's a quote I go by every day," Moore declared. "Because anyone can do anything they want to do."
     
Moore has been working on the project since last fall, and a lot of that time was spent planning and raising money. That money came mostly from local businesses, so the hospital didn't have to spend a dime.

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