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Creating a game to help children complete their breathing games is not a completely novel idea. A quick search of the internet shows that other people have recognized this as an area that needs more attention. In Cystic Fibrosis News Today an article from 2014 talks about another digital game that a 23 year old Australian student created. Similarly to the dragon game, this involves using an electronic tablet and a blowing device to drive a space ship or play a game similar to Flappy Bird. The program also registers the patient’s participation and physical levels and allows it to be sent back to the healthcare provider. Another website for moms has some more basic advice and interventions. They have simple games that parents can play with their children such as blowing bubbles, or bubbling water. While this may not be something that catches children’s attention day after day, it could be a solution when parents are out of other options. It’s of course always a good idea for people taking advice regarding healthcare online to check with their provider to see if it’s an appropriate intervention before initiating it.