It is often the case that people thank me for Child’s Play, even though it is a globally distributed effort and I am, at best, a kind of hyperactive mascot. I accept their gratitude, on your behalf. Indeed, I accept their gratitude on their behalf! They are thanking me for the opportunity to be excellent. We are glad to be of service.
At the last Child’s Play dinner, a man whose son was currently staying at Seattle Children’s Hospital - he’d left him temporarily, to attend - literally could not produce the words to thank me. The depth of his appreciation bordered on anguish. I hardly knew how to respond, other than attribute those comforts to their true authors.
The opportunity to be excellent has arisen again. Just as in years past, visit the site proper, choose your favorite hospital, and select your toy. We promise to let you know how incredible you are at regular intervals.