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Jay P. Parent

My wife and I have been contributing to Child's Play for many years now. As a 15 year veteran of the game industry, it was such a relief to see Mike and Jerry step up in 2003 and start doing this. The fact that we could donate to our local children's hospital in Chapel Hill made it a no brainer for us. In 2012 our entire perception of Child's Play changed.

Our son was admitted to the UNC Children's Hospital with a severe outbreak of Staph Scalded Skin Syndrome. For the first time, we were on the receiving end of the donations that we had been contributing to for years. At the time he was too young to truly enjoy many of the games and activities that were available but by walking around and seeing all the other children in the wing being able to relax and enjoy themselves despite whatever else was going on in their lives truly hit home for us.

Child's Play will always be a part of our lives. We love everything that you do and we will always support the effort.