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New Playroom Unveiled at Driscoll Children's Hospital

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

For children, staying at a hospital can be a frightening experience, but thanks to a very generous gift, it just got a little easier.

On Thursday morning, Driscoll Children's Hospital unveiled their newly renovated playroom on the fourth floor. Funding for the project was provided by a donation from the Stripes Corporation back in 2009.

The money was used to create the Stripes Child Life Program, which provides support for patients and their families during their hospital stay.

Representatives at the hospital said the new addition will help children feel like they are more at home.

"It's important because, with children, play is everything, and if they are sick and they are feeling terrible, going through surgery, when they have a few minutes to step away from that and play and feel normal again, it helps them recover," said Michelle Goodman, director of Tower & Child Life Services. "Overall, it promotes healing and patients-centered care."

The playroom will also be available for the siblings of the patients staying at the hospital.

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