Streamers and gamers to raise funds for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
All throughout February, 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.
“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, Mott 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 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.