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Our Mission: As a childhood cancer awareness 501(c)3 organization, Alex's Arcade helps children cope with cancer by providing video games systems to the oncology department of children’s hospitals, and to provide hand held gaming systems to children diagnosed with cancer to take with them to doctors appointments and anywhere else they go, so they can cope and escape anytime they need to.
Alex's Arcade founded by James & Nancy Craven in 2014.
Inspired by their son Alex, who at the age of 12 was dia gnosed with Stage 4 Diffuse Large B cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma of the bone on Monday April 4th, 2011.
The disease affected 90% of the bones in his body, Alex underwent 6 rounds of intense chemotherapy, 96 hours at a time at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, MI. It was during his time in the hospital that Alex asked for his Xbox to be brought in so he could escape reality and into the world of video games. It had a very positive effect on his attitude...it allowed him to cope, relax and have the comforts of home right there in his hospital room...the home away from home. Very few of his roommates had the some comfort or escape...Alex would share his games and controllers until it was time for him to go home.
Alex came up with the idea of...
"What if we could put video games in all the rooms on the oncology floor...and the infusion room too?"
And that's what we plan to do...with your help we can make this a reality come true for those kids fighting the good fight, to escape, and cope with their reality.
- James Craven
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