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NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital has opened its Companions in Courage Lion's Den, an interactive computer and video game room that provides a sanctuary where children can go to have fun while they're at the Hospital. National Hockey League Hall of Fame Player Pat LaFontaine, through his charitable organization, Companions in Courage, helped create the room with the generous support of Jerome Wood, formerly with the financial services firm Morgan Stanley, his wife Monica, and Cisco Systems Inc.

The playroom was designed by Edwin Schlossberg's ESI Design of New York as an immersive environment to foster healing. The room resembles an igloo, with translucent screens hanging on the walls and lighting that changes colors. The main attractions are several XBOX-360 video games, donated by the Home Entertainment Division of Microsoft Corporation. The room also features personal computers and a large monitor with videoconference capability. These features will make it possible for children to communicate with friends, family, and schoolmates anywhere in the world using routing, switching and wireless technology funded through a grant from Cisco Systems.

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