Wishing For A Video Game To Explain Cancer To Kids

from the done-and-done dept

Every time you hear about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, it usually involves a kid who wants to meet an athlete, musician or movie star. Those requests probably aren't all that difficult to fulfill. However, when Ben Duskin, a child with Leukemia, decided he wanted a video game that could teach children what cancer was all about, it turned out to be a fairly difficult request. Eventually, though, the Foundation tracked down a game programmer from LucasArts who worked with Ben to create the game he wanted and which he hopes will help other kids understand what they're going through. They're now offering the game as a free download off their website. It doesn't sound like the most sophisticated game, but obviously that's not the point.
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    Robyn Gaynard, 23 May 2005 @ 3:44pm

    Bens Game

    My son was diagnosed with ALL late last summer. I just stumbled across the article about Ben's game to explain leukemia to kids. I'm sure my Ethan would love to play but I can't seem to download it, do you think you can help me find it?

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