The Callaway Family Remembers Lindsey and Shares Joy with Donation of Kidzpace Touch2Play Game Systems
Kidzpace Interactive and DMA4Families work every day to create some smiles and ease boredom and stress for children and families visiting hospitals. We are truly honored to share in a similar mission of the Lindsey Callaway Memorial Toy Drive, and are grateful to have been a part of their recent donation to Covenant Children’s Hospital in Lubbock, TX.
In 2001, 16-year old Lindsey lost her battle with cancer. Since then, the Callaway family and friends have helped preserve her memory with contributions to Covenant Children’s with toys, monetary donations, and this year, with four Touch2Play game systems.
The Callaway family, along with Child Life Specialist Kathryn Pylant, shared their excitement with the local media.
KCBD interviewed Lindsey’s father, Rick Callaway explaining how he believes the Touch2Plays will help:
“These gaming systems, for all ages, have just about every game you can imagine, Rick Callaway says. It’s the first of its kind in the Lubbock area. This gaming system will not only help the kids, but the parents, who spend just as much time with their children.
“I spent many nights sitting with Lindsey while she was in bed or undergoing treatment of chemotherapy or whatever she was enduring at the time,” said Mr. Callaway. “To us it’s a win win to both the children, the hospital and the families.”
Please view the brief news broadcast and read more on KCBD’s website here: http://www.kcbd.com/story/37094195/covenant-childrens-hospital-receives-new-gaming-system
Fox34.com also shared the Callaway’s story. Child Life Specialist Kathryn Pylant says,
“It’s huge to give our kids something to do something to really look forward to and to get their mind off of what is going around them,” child life specialist Kathryn Pylant said. “It really just helps them to heal quicker and it helps the parents and everyone that is involved.”
Please view the Fox34.com news video and article here:
You can read more about the Lindsey Callaway Memorial Toy Drive on their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/LindseyCallawaytoydrive/