Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The 16th Austin's Playroom opened today at A Child's Place at Mercy Health Center. The playroom project came about when former hockey player Mario Lemieux's wife Nathalie, had a premature son. While she was in the hospital, she wished there was a place for her other two children to play.
The rooms are typically cheerful, child-friendly and filled with toys, games and computers. At A Child's Place, which serves children who have been neglected or abused or in the foster care system, the playroom is the waiting room.
Nathalie Lemieux says she is pleased with the feedback she has gotten about the rooms.