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It seems that very few people have a true passion for something in life. That's rare enough. Then, there are a select few who take their passions and give them true wings by turning them outward to benefit those around them.
Alan enjoys video games immensely and that includes all types from those that let you explore haunted villages to the games that let you roll around sticking objects to yourself until you're huge! He uses joysticks, bongo drums, guitars, and dance pads to control the action.
After much dedicated hard work, Alan made a wonderful thing happen. He describes it as simply "connecting the dots". Some of us know that it is more than that. Alan devoted much of his time to have Children's Specialized Hospital included as a recipient of donated video games from an incredible organization called "Child's Play" ( ). Child's Play raised and donated over $605,000 worth of videogame systems to children's hospitals around the World to make a terrible experience for children a little more bearable.
Tonight, we spent a few hours setting up the game systems for a slumber party organized by some therapists and volunteers at the hospital (that's yet another story of good-doers) for disabled children and young adults from the community. It was the first time that these game systems were going to go into action. No doubt they are being utilized at this moment, giving a few special children some much-needed wings.

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Jean Ray15-Mar-2006 05:22
Another great portrait and a heartwarming story. I love the fact that you share your medical career with us. Your caring spirit comes through and it is wonderful to see that in a field so caught up today in tangles of managed care(mangled care?) The medical profession needs more like you and your friend Alan.