Nintendo Donates Wii Console To A Sick Girl In Australia

by MB0742 53 Comments 53 Votes 502 Views 28/12/2007 Back to News
An 11 year old girl, Taylor Smith, living in Melbourne-Geelong has been suffering from Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita which means from the day she was born she has no muscles in her arms which makes everyday things hard and impossible to play standard video games.

At a friend's house she first found a Wii but could not grab onto the controls. So Tony the house resident tried headbands to attach the wii onto her hand and for the first time little Taylor was able to play video games for her first time. Doing so she would also be able to play tennis, bowling golf and everything else she would struggle with in the real world.

Happy about their daughter new found enjoyment they went looking for their very own Nintendo Wii console but were unable to find themselves a copy (there's always the vii.....) and Australia won't be getting anymore until next year. So the parents decided to send a letter to Nintendo; amazingly Nintendo sent a brand new Wii console.

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aaww man, that's so nice....
That's a nice story. Great to see Nintendo helping out...
oh man :S i feel sorry for her...well atleast now she can enjoy video games.

This also shows that Nintendo care for their fans, even the disadvantaged one.

i..i-i think im going to cry

What a nice story.
My daughter went to kindergarden with her !!! What a small world.
Good story!! We need more of that
And you people hate Nintendo Australia...
Shame on you all!
Good on you Nintendo!
Thats the Christmas spirit
Thats fekken sweet. I can see the wii being used in the future to help people with other restrictive conditions too and also for rehabilitating after injuries. That is not wii injuries of course.
That's my Nintendo! They're friggin' awesome.
Wow go nintendo helping out a sick kid who can barely move thats the way i beat sony and microsoft dont even read there letters bunch of lazy people long live nintendo and the wii
awww the fills my heart with....blood

thats is really a nice thing for Nintendo to do. There was another post on here bout a girl that is looking for games that you can play one handed as she has had a stroke, All I could think of was Kororinpa [also my fav game]
awesume as story ^^
who rote it? cause like. that shows nintendos generosity.. btw nintendo wii being sold out till next year? LOL suck after chrismas buyers ^^
whats a good game out
i got nfs prostreet, guitar hero 3, mario and sonic olympics, i playd galaxy. sorta sucks. 1 move onli , btw can onli 2nd shoot star things?
Omg all I can say is....Awwwwwwwwwww
That's our Ninty
now thats what i call wii love
That is by far the one of the coolest things I've ever read.

Much love for that big N!!!
That's awesome! Go Ninty I say a Wii is a pretty good present!!
11 years old? She looks only 5. Thats a very nice story. Very thoughtful of Nintendo.
good on them about time they did somthing nice .

millions of dollars proffit and they donate one wii bloody tight asses
Good going Nintendo! Another way to beat microsoft and sony.
That was extremely kind of Nintendo. It allmost makes me cry. Good on them! Good on her! God bless Nintendo!
Awww. <3
Good work Nintendo
Judging by all the many comments below me, I'm going to congratulate Nintendo. Not just for making a sick little girl happy, but for pulling off the PR stunt they just have. As if they wouldn't of sent her one.
and THIS is why I have so much respect for Nintendo

U think Sony or Microsoft would be so generous? I think not...

If the fanboys disagree, "prove me wrong"
This reminds me that time when Oprah gave some blind kid a Wii for Christmas. At least this time the sick kid can SEE what she is doing.

leeman34 said: good on them about time they did somthing nice .
millions of dollars proffit and they donate one wii bloody tight asses



leeman. I have just realised. You are quite negative
she cant play bowling can she..? doesnt she need to press the B button

but still very generous move by nintendo
and i wouldnt say SICK girl .. try handicapped

leeman34 said:

millions of dollars proffit and they donate one wii bloody tight asses



So if you eventually have a buisness one day, and earn millions of dollars - you'll share some millions with me?
Touching story. Way to go Ninty....I'm tearing up.
What a great story.

I hope the little girl enjoys it, she looks thrilled to have a Wii. Good on her!
My heart feels so warm and cuddly! Nintendo
pretty cool, that nintendo is finally "stepping up" so to say, but i kinda have to agree with leeman. if wii sales wernt good as they are nintendo probably would not have done it. i think its nothing more then a stunt, as Omi said.
a touching story...
this kept me smiling till i read bouts the microsoft motion sensing
thats why i love nintendo, cause they are there for people.
good story, go nintendo! helping out the community
lol ..... Nintendo making a good name for themselves by donating a console.... way a go Nintendo....i guess it's a win win situation... on one hand the little girl gets a free console and on the other.... by doing this... people will start to think better towards nintendo and might boost sales even more.... good strategy nintendo
Wow! A big company that actually cares about more than money, and doing something nice? That's normally unheard of these days.
Obviously someone has a heart. (or maybe their generosity was just a publicity stunt? )

Wii_Man876 said: good on them about time they did somthing nice .

millions of dollars profit and they donate one wii bloody tight asses

leeman. I have just realised. You are quite negative

why because i have an opinion that isn't like yours ?

if nintendo really gave a crap they could do allot more than donate 1 console

that made me cry...

leeman34 said: good on them about time they did somthing nice .
millions of dollars proffit and they donate one wii bloody tight asses

Well you don't see the others doing it.

syfox133 said:
Well you don't see the others doing it.



That's because no-one is sending the other companies letters with similar stories. So, no sob story, no free publicity, no free console.
But I admit I feel sorry for the girl.

sappap said: awesume as story ^^
who rote it? cause like. that shows nintendos generosity.. btw nintendo wii being sold out till next year? LOL suck after chrismas buyers ^^
whats a good game out
i got nfs prostreet, guitar hero 3, mario and sonic olympics, i playd galaxy. sorta sucks. 1 move onli , btw can onli 2nd shoot star things?


2nd player can give Mario the ultra jump backflip thing and can freeze enemies by squeezing them.*cough* Galaxy rules*cough*
awwwwww, that makes me all happy inside.

leeman34 said:
why because i have an opinion that isn't like yours ?
if nintendo really gave a crap they could do allot more than donate 1 console



... no ur just not happy.. They dont know who is handicapped unless they got a letter..

Anxiety said: This reminds me that time when Oprah gave some blind kid a Wii for Christmas. At least this time the sick kid can SEE what she is doing.



Your comment sparked my curiosity, so I goggled it, ended up finding a short clip about that kid on youtube, not the actual oprah story but it was amazing. He's blind and he uses echo location to navigate his way around, basically by making clicks with his tongue he can identify his environment pretty well, walking freely, roller blading around the street me and my girl were pretty blown away. Might start a thread about it actually it is that dam mindblowing.
this proves nintendo actualy has a heart unlike sony and microsoft.
aawwwwww

but you know what i dont get?
if she dosn't have muscles in her arms . . . how can she play
Good ol' Nintendo! Biggest Games, Brains, and HEART!

nonsimia47 said: aawwwwww
but you know what i dont get?
if she dosn't have muscles in her arms . . . how can she play



same because shouldn't she be better suited to playing regular consoles like the 360 because all you have to do is presss buttons
good on u nintendo.... but theres more than 1 handycapped person in the world
wow nintendo are so generous there not tight like sony though lol
how does she move her arms if she has no muscles in her arms?

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