It's a place no child wants to be, but for those fighting cancer it is a home away from home.
We're talking about the infusion room at Mercy St. Vincent's Children's Hospital. Dozens of local kids come through the door for outpatient chemotherapy. This weekend, it's getting a much needed facelift.
"A lot of times the kids aren't feeling wee when they're here, so a comfortable space is really great for them," Stefanie Stark, a social worker at Mercy St. Vincent's, said.
The renovation began Friday and everything from the paint to the carpet will get a makeover.
"There are a ton of things for the kids and parents," Kele Pallitta, founder of Elias Adin's Comforting Hearts, said.
The organization is designed to help families and comfort them and their children fighting cancer. It started after the death of her baby boy, Elias, in 2008.
"He was 7 months old when he was diagnosed and he actually only lived 7 1/2 hours after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor," Pallitta said.
Elias didn't have enough time for treatment, but she says she still feels a connection with other kids and families facing the disease. That's why she helped organize the effort to revamp the infusion room.
"It's going to be nice for them to have a space that they can enjoy," Stark said.
The best part is that the community stepped up and helped with donations. The goal is to make the room a space where kids can go and get their minds off being sick.
The big reveal is set for Monday at 10 a.m. That's when patients and their families will get a first look.
If you'd like to help, you can donate to Comforting Hearts.