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Hospitals in Canada and the US to Get Fun Centers With Wiis

Here's a heartwarming story to put you in a good mood before the weekend. The Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation and Nintendo have teamed up to put Fun Centers featuring Wii gaming consoles in about 500 hospitals across the US and Canada by the end of the year, with 750 more to come later this year.

Fun Centers will not only come with a Wii and games like Super Mario Galaxy, Wii Sports and Mario Party 8, but will also feature a Sharp AQUOS flat screen TV and a DVD player. The Centers have been created to offer children an entertaining respite during difficult hospital stays. "We hope the new Fun Centers will give kids and their loved ones an opportunity to play, laugh and connect with each other amid trying circumstances," said Don James, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Operations.

Hip hip hooray for Fun Centers!

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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
ah sweet! that is so great!
tglynn tglynn 9 years
really sweet, I just hope they disinfect the wiimotes often. I saw my brothers and EW. even the straps had turned BROWN!
raerae7133 raerae7133 9 years
When I was 10 years old I was diagnosed with Diabetes. My hospital had one of these with a Super Nintendo. I never got video games when I was a kid, so this was a huge treat for me, and made being stuck in the hospital a little less lame. Today I am the proud owner of Captain Novolin on the SNES - a diabetes educational game. Nintendo is one of those rare companies that really cares about all of its users. Love them.
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 9 years
that's really nice of them! i wish they had that here.
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
thats so cool.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
What a great idea! I think this will make the kids smile for sure :)
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 9 years
Yay! It's nice to hear some good news.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
awesome. when my friend was on hospital bed rest during her pregnancy i took my wii up so we could play. she loved it so much that her hubby went and bought one for them. this will make a lot of kids and hospital staff very happy!
millarci millarci 9 years
Love it! This is such a great idea. Being in the hospital is tough, so this will definitely help.
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