PHOENIX — It’s tough for anyone to be in the hospital, especially a kid, which is why former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner has made fun mobile at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Joined by his wife, Brenda, Warner launched the Zone-To-Go cart that basically puts the PCH Child Life Zone on wheels. The cart was paid for by Warner’s First Things First Foundation.
The bedside cart is designed to bring fun to the more than 25 percent of patients who, be it because of illness, restrictions or isolation precautions, can’t leave their rooms. Zone-To-Go has things like arts and crafts, video games, and air hockey.
“(It’s) a chance to maybe give the parents a little bit of a break, a chance to give the children the opportunity to play some of these games and have some fun and forget about some of the struggles that they’re having right now, and more importantly than anything, build a relationship,” Warner said.
Warner’s wife said it makes her feel blessed to be able to help.
“Our inspiration is to reach out to those that can’t make it to this room,” she said. “It just shows them that somebody cares about them too. They’re not all alone.”
Brenda Warner said when her son Zachary, now 27, was hospitalized with a serious injury when he was four months old, she felt very alone.
“It’s full circle, to be able to stand and walk into a room and share this with the kids that are waiting just for someone to show up and to say we care about you, too.”
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