Ironman Helps BMC Children

By: Kristina Hamilton Email
By: Kristina Hamilton Email

This morning, Ironman gave an incredible gift to our community.

Ironman officials joined hospital personnel for the ribbon cutting on the new Lion's Den children's room at Bay Medical Center.

The "Lion's Den" is designed to accommodate young patients, who are in the hospital for more than just a few days.

It's equipped with computers and video games.

The children can even communicate with kids in other hospitals through an interactive computer.

This is just the latest in a series of "Lion's Dens" designed by the "Companions In Courage" Foundation, founded by National Hockey League hall of famer Pat LaFontaine.

Pat LaFontaine, NHL Hall of Famer, says, “To see the room and the kids in the room and their courage and what they're facing and to see smiles on their faces and also feel like they're not at a children’s hospital. They don't know where they're at the time. They're actually just having fun and being a kid.”

Funds for the play area came from North American Sports, the parent company of Ironman Florida.

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