I also want to thank you both for the recent donation we received of movies, X-Box 360 game systems with games, and Apple products. What an unexpected and welcome surprise! The Apple products will help us support children through stressful procedures and provide recreation during long waits. Our child life team was also recently discussing how we could purchase iPods & iPads to help our pediatric intensive care unit patients cope with a PICU admission and within a couple of days of that conversation your donation arrived.
What a gift & what timing - simply amazing! One of the challenges of the PICU environment is that it can be pretty scary, isolating and sterile. The Apple products will allow these patients (and their family members) the ability to connect with family & friends via wireless internet & Skype, listen to music, play games, read books and watch favorite videos while they recover from serious illness or injury. Thank you, thank you! : )
Robert W., Child Life Specialist, UMass Memorial