Nintendo donates Wii to girl with muscle disease
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.
This story makes me happy! This is what the Holidays are all about. Way to go Nintendo!