SickKids Innovators Q&A: Jason Kimelman
Q: In what ways do you and your family support SickKids?
After our sister, Marnie, died my parents decided to give back to SickKids by helping to create a playroom for kids in the hospital; a place where they could go simply to be a kid. Marnie’s Lounge started as a playroom but has evolved into something much more. Now the room has computers, video games, bubble hockey, a cooking area, art area, pool table and more.
Our family could see how this room really made a difference to kids and families while they were in the Hospital so we recently contributed to the creation of Marnie’s Studio, which opened just last month across the hall from Marnie’s Lounge. This is a space that enables kids to play and make their own music. It is a wonderful place which serves as a beautiful tribute to our sister, Marnie.