Nintendo Donates Wii to Girl with muscle disease

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Taylor Smith is an 11-year-old girl who was born with arthrogryposis, a degenerative muscle disease that essentially gives her no muscle in her arms and legs. It makes daily tasks that you and I take for granted difficult for Taylor, but Taylor doesn’t see it as a hindrance and always manages to get things done

Family friend Tony Watkins wondered if Taylor could enjoy a game of WiiSports with his children, and with a simple four-hairband fastening, Taylor was having fun just like everyone else. Mr. Watkins wrote to Nintendo with the story, and they promptly sent a free Wii console to the Smith home. Taylor now plays baseball at home with her siblings, causing nothing but smiles for everyone. Said Mr. Watkins,

“This is the first time she has been able to play electric games with her family and it’s great to see her smile.”

Sleep happily tonight. Another child has the perfect Christmas present courtesy of Nintendo.

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Not to be mean, but if she has muscle disease - I don't think giving her a Wii.
She could hurt herself playing some games with the Wii Remote...

And I've never known Nintendo to be so generous...
 

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Not to be mean, but if she has muscle disease - I don't think giving her a Wii.
She could hurt herself playing some games with the Wii Remote...

And I've never known Nintendo to be so generous...

You would be very surprised at that.


And no, I don't think it's safe either.
 

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Nintendo should give money instead to fund their treatment. Is it not intimidating if you give a present to someone but they'll hurt themselves using it?

Christmas not = materialism I thought.
 

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They're just trying to get people to think "awwwwww" for Nintendo, and then buy their products. It's all a big marketing ploy
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But seriously, giving a Wii to blind kids or kids that can't use their arm/leg muscles... Pathetic!
 

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They're just trying to get people to think "awwwwww" for Nintendo, and then buy their products. It's all a big marketing ploy
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But seriously, giving a Wii to blind kids or kids that can't use their arm/leg muscles... Pathetic!

Yeah, it would have been so much better if they could have given the wii to an able bodied person, at least then it wouldn't go to waste.
 

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Yeah, it would have been so much better if they could have given the wii to an able bodied person, at least then it wouldn't go to waste.

I really don't think it's going to waste. She can play it, you know.

QUOTEThis is the first time she has been able to play electric games with her family

So no, it's not a waste. Quite the opposite, in fact.
 

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Yeah, it would have been so much better if they could have given the wii to an able bodied person, at least then it wouldn't go to waste.

I really don't think it's going to waste. She can play it, you know.

QUOTE said:
This is the first time she has been able to play electric games with her family

So no, it's not a waste. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Sorry, I just assume people know that I'm being sarcastic when I use italics.
 

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QUOTE said:
It says she strapped it to her head, that sounds dangerous...
I never laught from that kind of poor people, but really when I read that it maked me laught.
Im wondering how they strapped it to her hear with a insulating tape ?
Seriously I think that they could make for her that cool glasses mod
http://www.joystiq.com/2007/12/23/get-your...te-vr-display/2
 

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QUOTE said:
Family friend Tony Watkins wondered if Taylor could enjoy a game of WiiSports with his children, and with a simple four-hairband fastening, Taylor was having fun just like everyone else. Mr. Watkins wrote to Nintendo with the story, and they promptly sent a free Wii console to the Smith home. Taylor now plays baseball at home with her siblings, causing nothing but smiles for everyone. Said Mr. Watkins,

“This is the first time she has been able to play electric games with her family and it’s great to see her smile.”

She's playing and she's loving it, why can't you guys be happy about it too?
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I too think this is a really bullshit marketing ploy. It's like Public Enemy giving their entire discography to all the kids at the Helen Keller Foundation or the Louvre giving free visits to the art gallery to kids from the Braille Institute. And Nike giving out free running shoes to quadriplegics.
 

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