Get Well Gamers brings video games systems and games to children's hospitals by collecting used game systems and other donated product and sends them children's programs at hospitals. Video games are an effective and proven pain management tool and provide needed entertainment during long hospital stays. The organization was founded by Ryan Sharpe who spent a number of days in his childhood in a hospital ward. The organization currently serves dozens of children's hospitals across the U.S. through a donation network
According to a post on the Serious Games list serv from Ben Sawyer, Ryan presented at Games for Health last year and he is an expert in improving hospital life with games then Ryan. Currently, researching and testing how to properly waterproof various portable game systems so they can be used in mist tents which are necessary for recovering from severe burns.
If you have stocks of new product, or used systems in good condition that you would like to donate contact Get Well Gamers. They also accept cash donations.
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