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20 iPads donated to Missoula hospital

By Will Wadley, KECI Weekend Anchor, wwadley@keci.com
Published On: May 31 2013 02:06:52 PM MDT
Updated On: May 31 2013 05:22:16 PM MDT
iPad Donation
MISSOULA, Mont. -

A family that lost a son to cancer is teaming up with Montana hospitals to donate iPads to longterm patients. Friday the family's t-shirt business, United Luv, brought 10 iPads to Community Medical Center in Missoula.

The hospital's foundation was able to match the gift, doubling the number of iPads that will go to patients.

The Eaton family says an iPad helped their son stay busy and keep in touch with loved ones, and they hope it will do the same for other patients.

“It's an honor to be able to give all these.  I know it's what Ryan would want, and it feels really good to see these kids and bring a little joy,” said Dallas Eaton of United Luv.

"It's important for us to remember that our hospitals are not just buildings.  We're people inside those buildings, trying to heal other people, and present a community health perspective, and that's exactly what this does,” added CMC Foundation Director Nick Roberts.