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Ponchos donated to Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Posted: 7:08 PM, Jun 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-13 08:24:58-04

BALTIMORE — Children receiving medical treatment can stay warm.

The owners of CapeIvy.com donated poncho capes to Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Meg Smith initially designed them for her son, Gavin, who spent years in and out of the hospital. She knows how difficult it can be for patients to stay warm while hooked up to IV lines.

" You can't wear robes or long sleeve shirts with IV or PICC lines and things like that in the hospital or when you get sent home with any sort of medical equipment," said Smith. "These just pop right over your head and keep you warm when you're in the hospital."

CapeIvy was created in honor of Smith's son.

She hopes to give away as many capes as possible to children who often stay in hospitals.