This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cigna. All opinions are my own.
One thing I have been so, so lucky to have in life is my health. I’m healthy, my husband is healthy, and my kids are healthy. I realize this, and I am so, so grateful. Because not everyone is healthy…and not all kids are healthy. But Cigna and Hopelab have got something fun to help kids with cancer regain control of their health – they have created an app called Re-Mission 2: Nanobot’s Revenge. This game takes the player into the body and lets them fight cancer…I think this is awesome (and what a great idea, right?)! But after reading about the positive impact a game like this can have on a kid with cancer, I think it’s even more awesome.
Available for both iPhone and Android, Nanobot’s Revenge is one of of six Re-Mission 2 games created by Hopelab (with support from Cigna) that helps young patients fight their disease.
With this game, patients are put inside the body to defeat cancer…using tools like chemotherapy, immune cells, and antibiotics. With these weapons, kids are able to fight their cancer in a game that mirrors their real-life treatment plans. Designed for kids and teens who are at-risk of deviating from their cancer treatments, the games have had effects that run deeper than just helping kids stick to their treatment plans.
Research shows that playing these games helps boost kids’ positive emotions, increases their beliefs that they can fight the disease, and helps shift their attitudes about chemotherapy, which can help them better adhere to their treatment plans…which in turns leads to higher recover rates.
Remission 2: Nanobot’s Revenge is FREE, and Cigna hopes to get it into the hands of every child who is fighting cancer. It’s also a great way for friends, family members, and classmates of children with cancer to learn more about the disease their friend is fighting.
Nanobot’s Revenge is available as an app on the iPhone and Android, but it’s also available online – free – for everyone to play. You can find it here.
You can learn more about Remission 2: Nanobot’s Revenge here.
If you know a child with cancer, I hope you will share this information with their family.