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Family Warms Hearts With Massive Games Donation to Children's Hospital

December 17, 2021

One family in Indianapolis, IN spread some holiday cheer to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital with a generous donation of games.

The holidays are often a time for charity, from the simple act of helping another to inspiring great acts of generosity. It’s the season of giving, of taking care of the people and the world around you. Surely, it’s the season to celebrate life and joy and to try to bring that same joy to others.

Now, one family in Indianapolis, IN took that to heart, bringing joy to a group of children at a local hospital. The story was initially reported by Indianapolis local news station WTHR, and it tells one of great kindness this holiday season.

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When Indianapolis local Ethan Anderson, like many others, decided to invest in GameStop stock, he didn’t expect to see quite so large a return. Using that money, he, along with his wife Jennifer Zhou and 2-year-old son Parker, donated around $15,000 of gaming products to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital.

In total, the family compiled a donation of 15 Nintendo Switches, 10 Nintendo Switch Lites, controllers, games, 5 Amazon Fire Tablets, 10 extra controllers, and 110 games. Additionally, as a mini-tribute to the investment that allowed them the purchase, the family bought all the products from GameStop.

Following that, Anderson said in a short interview with WTHR, “My hope would be that [the kids] find some relief, some peace and some excitement, and I hope that they get the little sliver of a message that sometimes good things can happen.

Altogether, it’s a truly heartwarming tale of generosity. During a time of much suffering, the family’s kindness provides some bit of sparkle to the children’s lives. Hopefully, their actions will inspire others to pay it forward, just as they did!

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Natalie Schmidt

Natalie (She/Her) is a writer and game design enthusiast hailing from way-too-sunny Los Angeles. She loves to dissect game narrative and analyze mechanics, but she doesn’t even want to think about how many hours she’s spent playing D&D or The Witcher 3. Aside from triple-A adventures, she’s passionate about RPGs of all kinds and meaningful representation in games

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