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Rubio brings virtual reality project to the US to help kids with cancer

Chicago (USA), 12 December. Spanish Ricky Rubio of the Cleveland Cavaliers brought a new virtual reality project to the United States to help children with cancer and prepare them to face their treatment, the NBA reported Monday.

While awaiting recovery from a cruciate injury in December 2021, Rubio continues to work on his project I’m Ready, aimed at reducing anxiety and fear in children as they begin their fight against cancer. Am.

The project hopes to use virtual reality to explain to children what the treatment process will be like to combat their illness, something that according to the Cavaliers player “will help them feel safer and more familiar with what is happening.” will help”.

“Imagine the fear that gives an adult the fact of knowing what is going to happen to them. Multiply it by ten for a child. Children don’t understand, they must be okay and play all the time.” ,” Ricky Rubio said.

“Put them in a hospital where they don’t know a lot and they see adults all the time, even though they just want to be with other kids. They get radiation and they feel bad, it’s not fun,” he continued.

“Virtual reality explains everything to kids. It’s me doing things like putting on my shoes and getting ready for a competition. It includes telling the doctors what the treatment will be like when they enter the room with the machines. I Guess knowing what it will be like helps their mind”, concluded the Spaniard.

Ricky Rubio, who lost his mother to cancer in 2016, has spent years working to help terminally ill children and adults fight their battles.

He opened the ‘Ricky Rubio Foundation’ in 2018 and the ‘I’m Ready’ project is a new step for the foundation in support of children fighting cancer.

The 32-year-old Spaniard has played in the NBA since 2011 and has worn the jerseys of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers.

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