Oklahoma Children's Hospital Opens Refreshed Lounge With Help From Keaton's Kindness Foundation


Wednesday, March 3rd 2021, 9:28 am
By: Kelsey Kernstine


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Oklahoma Children's Hospital gets a new upgrade for kids and families battling illnesses.

Keaton's Clubhouse at Oklahoma Children's Hospital has been in the works for two years. It’s a refreshed lounge area on the 10th floor.

It all started when 7-year-old Keaton Barron started the "Keaton's Kindness Foundation."

After Keaton passed away after his five and a half year battle with leukemia, his parent Holly and Luke Barron took on his mission.

Holly Barron said it’s a place where kids can go be kids again.

"We have a new Lite Brite systems where the kids can come play with. It changes all different colors. We have a brand new, huge TV that they can come and watch movies and have parties when that's safe. We bought tons of Legos that kids can choose," she said.

Keaton’s Kindness Foundation was able to raise enough money to create an update for the lounge for kids going through chemo treatments, radiation, and all the other pains that comes with battling cancers.

"Kids can come out and watch movies and sporting events and just get out of their room with the blackout curtains that can make the space a really cool area to hangout in," Luke Barron, Keaton’s father, said.

"It's just amazing what Keaton's spirit continues to do,” Holly Barron, Keaton’s mom, said.