We can’t thank you enough for your continued generosity to Cincinnati Children’s. I want to be sure you are aware of the impact Child’s Play has made. With your gift last year, we were able to purchase DVDs and video games, as well as update our iPads to newer models with much more storage. More importantly, we purchased a mobile gaming system for the Proton Therapy Center.
Our children at the Proton Therapy Center come 5 days a week for treatment for about 6 weeks - that’s a lot of time spent away from family and friends and missing out on some fun things they would rather be doing. One thing kids do enjoy at our center is the time and opportunity to play. Being able to just be a kid and play video games helps to take their minds off of their treatment for a bit. With your help, we are reducing the stress and anxiety the children and parents feel. Through play, our parents are seeing the strength and resiliency these kids have and renewing their own power to continue this difficult journey.
The increased gift this year has opened the door to explore opportunities for using virtual reality in our practice. I will be sure to keep you in the loop of what transpires!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping our children have fun!