Those admitted to the New Orleans Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, have a new reason to smile as gaming peripherals company HyperX joins forces with AbleGamers Foundation to donate $10,000 worth of equipment and training.
The company gave to the hospital Cloud Alpha headsets, Alloy Elite RGB keyboards, and Pulsefire Surge gaming mice and mouse pads. They say the donation will enable hundreds of young patients with disabilities to find comfort through video games and integrate them into their treatment plans.
“Everyone deserves to have fun,” said Mark Barlet, Executive Director and Founder of AbleGamers. “We believe with the right set of tools and training, every hospital can have the ability to use video games for fun and rehabilitation. Some patients have a permanent disability, some have a temporary disability, and others are just sick and need a place to retreat away from the pain. Video games provide that way to escape from your troubles, make new friends, or stay connected to loved ones. That’s why I couldn’t be happier we are able to help wonderful places like the New Orleans Children’s Hospital."
Other AbleGamers partners providing support include video game retailer and publisher Humble Bundle, who contributed proceeds from their Humble Monthly Bundle, and Microsoft.