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Streamers and Gamers to Raise Funds for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – From Feb. 1-28, Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will host its first charity streaming campaign, #StreamforMott: Love for the Little Victors. During the month, gamers and community members alike will join forces through streaming to help raise funds for the Therapeutic Gaming and Digital Technology Program at Mott.

Notable streamers and creators who will participate during the campaign’s featured stream festival beginning on Feb. 9 include:

“We are grateful for the streaming community uniting for our Little Victors,” said J.J. Bouchard, manager of patient technology integration and the therapeutic gaming program at Mott. “Gaming and virtual reality offer a number of benefits to our patients. By choosing to fundraise for #StreamforMott, gamers and creators are helping ensure we are able to continue to enhance the patient experience through creative use of gaming and a wide range of emerging technology platforms.”

Nationally recognized for pediatric care, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is committed to using innovative approaches like video games, virtual reality, and augmented reality to advance medicine and transform the hospital environment.

The Therapeutic Gaming and Digital Technology Program at Mott uses virtual reality, video games, Lego robotics, and film editing lessons to help patients explore, heal, and cope with everyday stressors in the hospital.

These activities, technologies, and gaming opportunities encourage patients to think critically, solve problems, and work on fine motor movement. They can also connect with friends and family members outside the hospital, which helps reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.

“We are thrilled to be hosting Love for the Little Victors and are incredibly thankful for the support and generosity from gamers and creators across the country,” said Luanne Thomas Ewald, FACHE, M.H.A., chief operating officer at Mott and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital.

#StreamforMott: Love for the Little Victors is presented by Kroger and Millcraft. Supporters can join the event and learn more by visiting  http://victors.us/streamformott2021 and tune in by following @for_mott on Twitter for schedule updates.

About Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital:

The $754 million hospital opened in 2011 and features a 1.1 million square foot, 348-bed facility that is home to both C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. The hospital features a 12-story inpatient tower and nine-story clinic tower, a dedicated pediatric emergency department and an on-site Ronald McDonald House. The hospital offers specialty services not offered anywhere else in Michigan for newborns, children and pregnant women. To learn more about C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, visit www.mottchildren.org.

 

 

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