MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There’s a new place for kids to play outside while they’re in the hospital.
Colorful slides and ladders are part of a new playground at Minnesota Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. It’s all thanks to former Minnesota Viking Chad Greenway, his wife Jenny and their “Lead the Way Foundation.”READ MORE: 15-Car Crash, Slick Conditions Prompt Closure Of Highway 169 In The Northwest Metro
The space allows young patients to get some fresh air, relax, and feel like a kid while in the middle of treatment.READ MORE: For Third Night After Daunte Wright's Killing, Protesters And Law Enforcement Clash Outside Brooklyn Center Police HQ
“This is just a small idea of how we can help, and it’s something simple and basic, but something that can really be groundbreaking for some folks especially when you spend a lot of time in the hospital,” Greenway said. “Which is a place where you’re getting great care, but not a place you want to spend a lot of time.”MORE NEWS: Brooklyn Center Residents Stepping Up During Crisis: 'There's An Energy Around This Community'
Greenway’s partnership with Minnesota Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis dates back six years.