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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Nintendo is partnering with a nonprofit to bring gaming consoles to hospitalized kids

Kids absolutely adore gaming and nothing is more fun than playing games while feeling bored in the hospital.

that is the the idea behind the new Nintendo Switch gaming stations being rolled out to hospitals and health care systems across the country.

The gaming stations are the latest initiative to come out of a yearslong partnership between Nintendo of America and the Starlight Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to bring happiness to seriously ill children and their families.

Anna Ahrens of Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Don James of Nintendo of America and Adam Garone of Starlight Children’s Foundation unveil the Starlight Nintendo Switch gaming station at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. Photo credit: AJ Thompson/Nintendo of America

“Starlight Gaming has been a great aid in helping patients cope with hospitalization,” said Lexi Little of Christus Shreveport-Bossier Health System in Shreveport, Louisiana. “We cannot thank Starlight enough for impacting the lives of our patients, families, and staff members on a daily basis.

“Starlight announced earlier this month that this newest gaming station would soon be available to more children, after it debuted in December 2019 at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, Washington.

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