Nintendo Donates Wii to Girl with muscle disease

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Dec 25, 2007
  1. TGBoy
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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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  2. JPH

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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...
     
  3. Law

    Member Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

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    You would be very surprised at that.


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

    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Didn't they donate a Wii to a blind kid last time?


    Um...
     
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    I kinda laughed at the title. I mean, Wii requires use of more muscles than a usual console uses [​IMG]
     
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    lol yeah

    It is like a slap in the face, eh?

    Nintendo - fucking pricks [​IMG]
     
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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 [​IMG]

    But seriously, giving a Wii to blind kids or kids that can't use their arm/leg muscles... Pathetic!
     
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    Member Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

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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.
     
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    So no, it's not a waste. Quite the opposite, in fact.
     
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    gayist thing ive ever read.
     
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    It says she strapped it to her head, that sounds dangerous...
    "Taylor, it's your turn to serve!" *crack*
     
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    Member Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

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    Sorry, I just assume people know that I'm being sarcastic when I use italics.
     
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    Sorry, I missed that... [​IMG]

    Next time use the [sarcasm][/sarcasm] tag [​IMG]
     
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    Are they taking the piss or something V_V
     
  16. vladislaus

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    Hmm maybe she should of said, im not sleeping with you since your not a nice person. takes the piss abit
     
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    She should put a WiiKey in it.
     
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    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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    She's playing and she's loving it, why can't you guys be happy about it too?
    [​IMG]
     
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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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