This is my 7th year participating in Extra LIfe and the event continues to be a large part of me. Once again I am playing for my father, Phil Marchello, who passed away from gastro-stomach cancer in 2013, and now my mother, Sue Marchello, who died of skin cancer in April of 2016. These two were my biggest cheerleaders and supporters doing this event, and this year is going to feel so weird not having them by my side as I go through this 24 gaming marathon.

Cancer is crap, and regardless of age, no one should have to suffer because of it. Let's work to find a cure, help support children in need of cancer treatments, and overall just kick cancers ass!

Any little bit helps, and the support is always loved and appreciated.




Dear Friends and Family,

I'm on a mission to save kids and I need your help. My local Children's Miracle Network Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family's ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few.

I'll be participating in this huge worldwide celebration of the social impact of gamers of all kinds from video games to board games and tabletop RPG's! Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $22 million to help children's hospitals provide critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, research and charitable care. It's my sincere hope that you'll find it in your heart to support my efforts with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to my hospital.

Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids.

I need your help to reach my goal For The Kids.  Please make a safe, easy donation online today.  Click the "Donate" button on this page to get started.  Thank you so much for supporting my efforts!




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