New Ride Cures Hospital Blues For Kids

Kassian Neal
Kassian Neal
Phillip Neal
Phillip Neal

(KHNL) - Surgery can be nerve wracking especially for young kids.

A hospital on Ohu has found a way to cure their anxiety and it's not by using a pill or an injection.

It's a mini-Hummer.

Patients got to test drive the battery operated cars for the first time Wednesday afternoon.

Staff transformed the pediatric floor into a race track for young patients.

From hear on out kids who are admitted to Kapiolani Medical Center can drive themselves to their hospital room or to recovery.

The whole point of this is to fuel their spirits and put the brakes on any stress they are suffering during their medical treatment.

This is all part of Hummers program called "Courageous Kids."

Hawaii is only the second state to join this program. Pluegger Auto Group, a local Hummer dealership donated the mini-hummers.