We, on behalf of Medical Monkeys, were recently invited to be part of the Star Studio Bingo at one of our partner’s locations, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN. It really reminded us of why we started Medical Monkeys.
Star Studio is a closed Circuit TV channel inside Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. They broadcast a variety of Live and interactive programming and other content to the hospital rooms for patients and family’s to watch 24/7.
From watching part of their previous Bingo segments I had an idea of what to expect. Bingo host, The Dude, pulls the Bingo numbers and the co-host puts them on the Bingo board. The Dude chats with patients and/or family members when they call in for a Bingo, or to share a cute joke.
I also knew from other segments that The Dude has an awesome rapport with the children and families. There are constant smiles and laughter!
What I didn’t expect is the overwhelming good feeling you get by being part of something so special. You cannot help but smile and laugh along, and before you know it the hour is up!
We brought a bag full of Medical Monkeys for The Dude to hand out as he wanted. We were lucky to be able to offer a Medical Monkey of choice to one of the children. He politely asked if he could select a Medical Monkey for his younger sister.
Yes, this patient was going home that day, but not before he watched one more Star Studio Bingo with The Dude. Besides my daughter he and his Mom were the only live audience attendees. We heard from others via the phone, but there sat this patient, a young brave boy, in the front row with his Mom. He was in his Spiderman costume, and Vikings cap. He was a great conversationalist with The Dude, impressed us with his dancing, and by the end of the show was convinced to proudly show his costume on TV.
That’s why Medical Monkeys was created, for courageous and inspiring people like him.
If you would like to help out Children’s Hospitals and Clinics MN, chose them from our drop-down list when you purchase a Medical Monkey. For each sale which they are chosen, we donate $10!
For our full album of pictures, please see the album on our Medical Monkey’s Facebook page, or the one on the Star Studio Facebook page. Below is a link to the Video bingo from that day…even a few minutes is guaranteed to bring you smiles ;-)