WAUWATOSA – AT&T has donated $5,000 to Children’s Hospital of
Wisconsin to buy tablets for patients.
The tablets to be purchased using the AT&T Innovation & Investment
Award will help young patients by providing a means for video chat
with a sibling at home, games, videos, books and even health
information in multiple languages to explain medical procedures.
"I am proud to join AT&T in announcing this grant to support the
patients at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin," said state Sen.
Alberta Darling. "These tablets will ease the burden on the children
here and support the critical work of the doctors and other health
care professionals here at the hospital."
The tablets can be used by patients who have a short or extended
stay at the hospital in Wauwatosa.
The AT&T Wisconsin Innovation & Investment Award program provides
funding to local organizations that enhance and give back to their
communities, according to a company statement.
"A child faces many new experiences while in the hospital, but play
is important," said Peggy Troy, CEO of Children's Hospital of
Wisconsin. "We believe in supporting the whole family when a child
is in the hospital. The tablets allow kids and families to normalize
the experience and give them a way to get their mind off the rough
patches. We are grateful for the support of AT&T Wisconsin."
"As a company, AT&T is committed to showing our support to our local
communities," said Scott VanderSanden, president of AT&T Wisconsin.
"We are very proud to join with area community leaders in Southeast
Wisconsin to help the patients here at the Children's Hospital of
Wisconsin connect with the world outside their hospital rooms."