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The Healing Power of Play

April 01, 2016

On April 1, 2016, the Children’s Health Unit received a heartwarming donation that will help brighten the spirits of Niagara Health System’s youngest patients. Thanks to the generosity of Michael’s Stores and the wonderful work of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, a Starlight Fun Center mobile entertainment unit was donated to the hospital.
 
Starlight Fun Centers offer kids endless hours of entertainment therapy, from watching movies to playing their favourite Nintendo Wii™ games, to provide kids and their families with fun, distraction, and a sense of normalcy during a hospital stay.
 
The units can be easily wheeled into ICUs, emergency departments or individual hospital rooms to bring smiles back to the faces of children who are unable to leave their own beds and can be integrated into physical therapy and therapeutic treatments to help improve the patient experience.
 
Thank you to the donating Michael’s Stores and the Starlight Children’s Foundation for bringing the healing power of play to the hospital’s young patients.

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