Heather Bucalos
Patient Advocate

A two-time cancer survivor, Heather Bucalos, RN, knows first hand of the benefits of virtual reality for patients. She used VR during her month long hospital stay while being treated for blood cancer in 2020. During her 17-year career as a Registered Nurse she realized the benefits of mindfulness and relaxation through teaching Lamaze classes. The discomfort she experienced during cancer treatment led her on a search for better relief of common treatment side effects. The idea to use VR during cancer treatment proved beneficial for her as she is now a fierce advocate of VR for Healthcare. She has pivoted to consulting and advocacy in the VR for Healthcare space and is excited about the way virtual reality is changing lives one headset at a time.