One of the things that I have tried to teach my boys is to help others that are in need. I’m so proud of our oldest son, Andrew. He is using one of his passions, playing video games, to help others. I let him tell you all about it…
Children’s hospitals are arguably some of the best places out there. They dedicate their entire being to curing children and letting them live life to the fullest, as children are meant to do. But for all their hard work, sometimes they need some help.
That’s where Extra Life comes in. Extra Life is a fundraising campaign to earn money for hospitals in the Children’s Miracle Network. In order to earn money, participants in this charity drive will spend 25 hours straight(a full day, plus an extra hour for daylight savings) playing video games. It’s a great way for gamers to become involved with helping and doing something they love along the way. So, being a gamer myself, I’ve decided to join in this wonderful fundraiser.
On November 2nd, I will be playing games for 25 hours straight to raise money for Riley Children’s Hospital, who I have to thank for helping my girlfriend with her heart troubles. I’ll be playing an assortment of different games during this time. I might be going to the moon in Kerbal Space Program, playing the hero in Dota 2, exploring the fantasy world of Dark Souls, or even something else.
Now you may be asking yourself, how can I help? Well there are a few answers to this. The first and easiest thing you can do is pop in and watch my livestream of the event. It should be fun chatting with each other and watching games. Another way you can help is by supporting me through donations on my page.
All donations are tax-deductible and every penny goes to Riley. You can even leave me a message by typing one in the box that allows you to send a message to the fundraiser. Feel free to use that as an opportunity to suggest what I should be playing, and I’ll try to get to it!
Last year, the Extra Life Drive raised more than 2 million dollars for children’s hospitals far and wide, and this year is gearing up to be more successful than before! Want more information on the Extra Life charity? Then check out the story of Victoria Enmon, her battle with Leukemia, and the charity that formed from it all. Warning: feelings ahead.