Get-Well Gamers Outfits 100th Facility

December 18, 2009 -

California-based charity Get-Well Gamers has reached a milestone with the addition of the 100th healthcare facility to its network.

The organization stocks children’s hospitals and treatment centers with new and used videogames and systems to provide entertainment for ailing youngsters. Facilities outfitted by Get-Well Gamers now span all 50 U.S. states.

President Ryan Sharpe stated, “We could not have reached this amazing milestone without all those who have helped us throughout the years. The doctors, the child life staff, the parents, the games industry, but most importantly, regular, everyday gamers deserve our deepest thanks.”

The organization also noted that White Wolf Publishing, a division of CCP, recently donated $10,000.

"It is difficult for anyone to be hospitalized but especially so for children,” added Rita Goshert, MS, CCLS, Manager Child’s Life Department, Miller Children’s Hospital at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. “Play is the work of children. By donating a video game system to hospitalized children, you are helping to support their normal growth and development during a very traumatic time.“


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Re: Get-Well Gamers Outfits 100th Facility

Thank you Get Well Gamers! :)

 

 

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Re: Get-Well Gamers Outfits 100th Facility

Congrats to Get Well Gamers :)

Re: Get-Well Gamers Outfits 100th Facility

This is clearly part of a devious plan to turn sick children into mindless killers!  Between this and Child's Play, it's no longer safe to go to hospitals!  Won't somebody think of the children!

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*Adjusts sarcasm emiter* It wasn't turned up high enough, I almost mistook you for a JT clone. J/K

But seriously, this sounds like a good charity. Hell when your a kid even visiting someone in the hospital is a long,dull, and quite possibly a traumatizing experience. Being stuck in a hospital bed is even worse.

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Re: Get-Well Gamers Outfits 100th Facility

I know the feeling, just this year my father was in the hospital at the VA for more than 6 months. Having at least 5 tubes stuck down his throat is not something for a young adult to see or anyone. Neither is hearing him scream & cry b/c of the pain. Longest i have been in a hospital room w/him was 8 hours straight. It sucks too. Don't ever go through something like that or hope not to. You are right it is dull & especially if someone is on the brink of death......it is depressing.

Being stuck in a hospital bed is even worse.

I remember my father was in the hospital bed & he said he wanted to go home all the time. & then b/c of the medicine the docs had him on, he would talk about seeing angels around his bed & seeing a light. & seeing a bird eat a cookie on the power line. Im not joking either. lol. Plus they had him on Oxycotton or something like that.....& that's some pretty good stuff from what I'm told.

 

 

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E. Zachary KnightMatthew, AE, Yeah, that is why I have a hard time understanding critics of Sarkeesian. I look at her videos as a Feminist review of video games, but for some reason, others look at them as personal attacks.10/30/2014 - 12:01pm
E. Zachary KnightDefinitely a good answer. That is the way I lean. If you actively chose to stop gaming, or just stopped out of habit, then yeah, you are no longer a gamer.10/30/2014 - 11:45am
Matthew WilsonAE i agree, but it is worth pointing out the fact that that is whats happening.10/30/2014 - 11:45am
quiknkoldbehavior to warrant having a Title that doesnt involve a piece of paper.10/30/2014 - 11:43am
quiknkoldwaiting in line. Thats not being a Gamer. Thats akin to me reading a Pamphlet in line and calling myself an active reader. or watching a movie trailer on a tv in walmart and calling myself an active movie goer. There has to be some form of repetitive10/30/2014 - 11:42am
quiknkoldbeing A Gamer is a Conscious decision. I am consciously engaging in this form of media and showing some form of enthusiasm. The only person I Wouldnt call a gamer is somebody who has a random game on their phone just to kill 5 minutes cause they are10/30/2014 - 11:41am
E. Zachary KnightSo how much time must pass since the last time you played a game before you are no longer a gamer?10/30/2014 - 11:33am
Andrew Eisen"Plays" is present tense so the clarification doesn't seem necessary to me.10/30/2014 - 11:18am
quiknkoldI would change that from "One who plays games" To "One who currently plays games". Like my friend as a kid playd games but then he stopped and hasnt for the last decade+ so I wouldnt call him a Gamer.10/30/2014 - 11:16am
Andrew EisenHmm, that sounds like a great idea for a series of articles! I bet they'd be well-received and not taken the complete wrong way at all!10/30/2014 - 11:12am
Andrew EisenThat's right, gamer simply means one who plays games. That's it. The idea that "gamer" refers to something very limited and specific, well, that's no longer applicable in this day and age of mainstream gaming.10/30/2014 - 11:12am
Andrew EisenMatthew - As I said last night, that is not a bad thing. Different types of reviews to serve different interests is a GOOD thing and should be encouraged! There is not, nor should there be, only one way to review a game or anything else.10/30/2014 - 11:01am
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E. Zachary KnightNeeneko, Matthew, yeah, there is no "wrong" way to review a game. It all depends on who the reviewer wants reading the review.10/30/2014 - 10:48am
 

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