Are you a patient or the parent of a child who has benefited from a Gamers Outreach program? We’d love to hear from you!
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and share your story with us!
Here are some of our favorites we’ve received:
“My son would like to personally thank you [Gamers Outreach] for the Xbox setups [GO Kart] at U of M Mott. He looks happy.” – David A., Parent
“It’s a really good system. It helps me by getting my mind off things, stuff that’s going on in my life.” – Daniel L., 11 year old patient.
“You will never know how much this truly means to the kids and families stuck in their rooms for weeks, months, and years! This is a true blessing! The smiles and joy this will bring cannot be put into words! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” – Brandee P., Parent
“Thank you for your recent gifts to our hospital. I have a 6 year old brain cancer survivor and wanted you to know this means the world to kids during treatment. Way to pay it forward gamers style!” – Anonymous Parent
“Video games don’t seem like a lot to have in a hospital, but it makes a world of difference to the kids. My son Austin loves the games, and says it makes him not think about the pain as much. Thank you to everyone who makes this possible at Mott’s Children’s Hospital!!” – Stephanie R., Parent
“Thank you so much for always putting the patients mind and heart as a top priority! My amazing nephew, Evan is a Cystic Fibrosis Warrior!! Evan often has to spend weeks away from family, friends, school, soccer and newly joined Cub Scouts due to his extended treatments for CF. These long days away from everything “normal” can be painful, tiring and very anxiety ridden for a 6 year old boy who for most of his hospital stay he has to be in isolation due to CF, so having just one more item in his hospital room that makes it “feel like home” is a true blessing to him and his parents!! (Dad likes to play too!)” – Jennifer B., Patient Relative
“The doctors at Mott enjoy Xbox too! It was so nice of him to take a few minutes and hang out with one of his patients.” – Arin H., Patient Relative
“I can’t tell how much it means to the patients and the families… This is huge and I bet you’ll never truly understand the scope of how much this will mean to so many as it truly does provide a moment of forgetting the troubles.” – Michael O., Parent