Sponsors were able to tour a virtual copy of the house that will serve families with serious ill children before it opened.
The first Ronald McDonald house in the Czech Republic opened at the Motol Teaching Hospital in November, and it will now serve families with seriously ill children. The house can comfortably accommodate up to 21 families of children being treated for long-term ailments at the Motol hospital. It also means parents and siblings will be just steps from the little patient and can thus provide as much loving support as possible. The families can then support each other, share their experiences, and help each other cope.
Before the house was completed, the project’s sponsors were able to tour the building in virtual reality to see what it will look like once completed. The views of the interior convinced the sponsors to continue their support and confirmed their interest. Many of them did so immediately following the VR tour.
“The Ronald McDonald House Foundation wanted to be sure the environment will offer the families of seriously ill children enough comfort, while it also wanted to present its visions for the future to partners in a way they could experience them thanks to virtual reality in the Virtuplex, which was able to adjust and present the house despite it only being under construction at the time. We are pleased that we can now watch as the completed house is opened and we wish the Ronald McDonald House Foundation the best of luck in its future projects,” Virtuplex Co-Founder Pavel Novák said.