Children’s Hospital Patients Catching Pokemon:

Children’s Hospital Patients Catching Pokemon:

Pokemon Go, the app-based game that has taken the country by storm, requires participants to go outside to find whatever Pokemon they are looking for. For the patients at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, many of them are unable to do that. But the hospital staff has come up with a solution. They have set up areas inside the hospital where children can locate Pokemon and interact more with each other. Your text to link…

J.J Bouchard is digital media manager for C.S Mott, and also certified child life specialist. She said that the Pokemon Go game has helped children to get out of bed and be more mobile. Bouchard added that in the past, many of the children would walk down the hospital hallways without acknowledging one another. Thanks to the game, they talk to each other while trying to locate their Pokemon. Jennifer Griggs, whose 11-year-old son suffers from an inoperable brain tumor, said the game helps make her son’s lengthy hospital stay bearable.

Many other hospitals across the country have banned Pokemon Go from their premises due to trespassing issues. But the staff at C.S. Mott said they have taken precautions to try and prevent such problems. They have posted signs to designate which areas of the hospital at Pokemon hotspots. They also invite people to take pictures at the hotspots, but not of anyone who is not a member of the family.

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