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Gaming Gets a Bedside Boost With Donation of 10 Xbox GO Karts to Aid Patients at Seattle Hospital

Gaming Gets a Bedside Boost With Donation of 10 Xbox GO Karts to Aid Patients at Seattle Hospital

Hospitalized children often crave any sort of distraction that might help them cope with their surroundings and whatever illness they’re dealing with. At Seattle Children’s Hospital this week, a generous donation brought entertaining relief right to kids’ bedsides. Gamers Outreach, a charity organization that provides video game recreation to children in hospitals across the country, made the largest donation in its history on Tuesday, March 21 with the delivery of 10 Xbox One GO Karts.

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Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.

Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research.

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