I volunteered at a great event this weekend – the “Wii Build Event”. About 130 people showed viagra made in india up at a local church to unpackage, assemble, and organize 70 Wii stations–each going into a room at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, CA and at the children’s wing at the UCSF hospital in San Francisco.
The idea was inspired by my nephew, Matthew. He was a great kid (really, really was!) but was unfortunately diagnosed with Leukemia, and after a few tough years battling with cancer, he passed away at 9. (I still miss him.)
My cousin Gigi, and her husband Ely set up the Matthew Tsern Foundation shortly after, to help families of kids with cancer. And with the support of KidsSTRONG, they managed to get all of these Wii stations! Matthew had a Wii station in his hospital room and they felt all kids with cancer should have one too – as a way to forget about their pain. And because the kids can’t leave their room, all the Wii stations will be set up on the same network so they can still interact with each other. Gigi and Ely are absolutely incredible – some of
the most loving and dedicated people I know.
The event was a great success, and I had a lot of fun while I was there. Here are some of the photos from the event.
My cousin Louis assembling the lock boxes. These were designed by his company, and the materials donated by two of their vendors.
card Mike designed. Being a product designer, this was of course, in 3D. (“Wii hope you feel better!”)