Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital receives computer games for cancer patients

Zev Kupfer and Ashley Blume, both cancer survivors and seniors at Amity High School in Woodbridge, collaborated with video game and entertainment software retailer, GameStop, to provide gaming systems for the enjoyment of children undergoing cancer treatment at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital.

GameStop, located throughout Connecticut, recently donated 10 Nintendo DS units along with 20 Nintendo DS games. Holding the GameStop giftbags are (L-R): Kevin Cihal, GameStop of Shelton; Mike McDevitt, GameStop of Westport; Andy Rugari, GameStop district manager; Zev Kupfer; Ashley Blume and Gary Kupfer, MD, chief of pediatric hematology/oncology at YNHCH.

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), part of Yale New Haven Health, is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. www.ynhh.org

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