Letters to Child's Play

I am the manager of the child life department at Dayton Children’s and I want to thank Child’s Play charity for the generous donation that we just received.  Yesterday, I was called to come to our central distribution area because I had received a “donation of toys”.  Imagine my surprise when I realized our donation was Xbox video game systems, DVD’s, IPod touch and I-pads for our patients to use.

We treat a variety of patients ranging in age from birth through 21 years and we strive to make the hospital experience as positive as possible.  Children and teens are connected to the electronic world through the internet or video gaming.  When I tell them that we have video games for patients to play you can visibly see them relax.  Parents are relieved to know that we can provide something familiar and comforting for their child during a stressful time in their lives.
Thank you, Child’s Play and all of the gamers that support your organization. 

You truly are making a difference in the lives of hospitalized children.  Keep up the good work!

Karen M.
Child Life Manager
The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton