Kensington's SafeGrip Rugged iPad Cases Help Protect Donated Devices for Young Patients at East Tennessee Children's Hospital
- Kensington's SafeGrip Rugged iPad Cases selected by East Tenn. Children's Hospital to protect donated iPads
- Andy's iPads program donated 50 iPads, 50 cases, multiple iPad apps and games for kids at the hospital
- Cases and locking devices are a "key component" to keeping the program running smoothly
Kensington, a worldwide leader of desktop computing and mobility solutions for IT, business and home office professionals and The Professional's Choice for nearly 35 years, today announced that Kensington SafeGrip Rugged iPad Cases were selected by East Tennessee Children's Hospital to protect iPads that were donated for children's use during hospital stays through 'Andy's iPads' program. The program is based on donations of iPads and accessories from parents and families at Webb Upper School for the purpose of helping kids stay comfortable and engaged when sick or recovering from illnesses or medical procedures. Andy's iPads was initiated by Julieanne Foy, technology coordinator of Webb Upper School in Knoxville, Tenn.
"I noticed that during my visit to one of the school's students, Andy - who was also an oncology patient at Children's Hospital - found great joy and comfort from using an iPad to Skype with friends and play games using apps during his hospital stay," said Foy. "So we asked families at Webb School if they would be willing to donate their iPads to Children's Hospital to help other kids like Andy keep their minds off of their illnesses and pending procedures."