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Monday, June 28, 2004

BBC NEWS: Boy inspires cancer video game

BBC NEWS | Technology | Boy inspires cancer video game

A nine-year-old boy with leukaemia has inspired a video game to help children understand and deal with cancer.

In many ways, Ben Duskin is a typical American nine-year-old, playing video games whenever time, or his mother, will allow.

But Ben is also unusual, because he is able to say he has designed one of his very own.

When Ben was five, he was diagnosed with leukaemia, and his mother tried to explain his treatment by likening it to the classic Pac Man video game, gobbling up the bad cancer cells.


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