AbleGamers Donates July 2018 Expansion Pack to Children's Hospital in New Orleans

Doing it for the kids.


AbleGamers Foundation, the charity that works tirelessly to help make the gaming world a better place for all players, made a massive donation in the form of the July 2018 Expansion Pack to Children's Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana (CHNOLA). The Expansion Pack is a donation of over $10,000 worth of custom controllers, training sessions, assistive technology, and video games meant to assist younger patients and those with disabilities at the hospital. Talk about a good deed.

This impressive donation will go a long way to help younger gaming fans and sick kids through some of the toughest situations they'll face in their lives, including and especially those with disabilities. The equipment will begin being installed on July 12, with accessibility experts from AbleGamers working with the staff at CHNOLA to help maintain the additional tech and train healthcare professionals to help implement it in 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."

Microsoft has kindly donated a set of family-friendly games to the Expansion Pack, and HyperX has also sent over keyboards, headsets, mice, and mouse pads. A variety of contributors pitched in to make this one of the most impressive Expansion Packs yet, dating back to the program's start in 2016. In the first year it began, it donated over $100,00 of accessible tech to various medical facilities.

If you're interested in helping to keep the project alive, head over to the official donation page and make one now.

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