***The initial list of donor raffle prizes and tiers are near the bottom of this page! Scroll down to find 'em. Thanks for your support!***
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.
Thanks for visiting my page! Please make a donation by clicking on the "Support Me" button! This is my SECOND year doing the Extra Life marathon and I am supporting Children's Hospital Orange County (CHOC) once again. Thanks to you, I raised just over $1,500 last year. This year I am aiming for a $2,000 goal!
Stop by and check out my Twitch livestream throughout that day!
Barring any power outs or technical difficulties, I’ll be streaming the whole 24 hours :-) There is a fair possibility I will play Just Dance this year or something that I normally wouldn't play to entertain all of you :-)
I am supporting Children's Hospital Orange County (CHOC) once again. Since last year, John & Sandy have not one but two children now: Jordan and Kayla-Kana Both are "preemies" and were born earlier than expected. The staff at CHOC provided the care necessary to keep 'em strong.
Jordan & Kayla's Story (by Sandy, their mom :)
Jordan Kazuki was born in 2008 at 24 weeks gestation. He weighed 1lb12ozs and measured 11.25 inches long. He had a rough start in life as he was on the ventilator, had multiple surgeries to his heart, eyes, and intestines. He fought through and made it home to us after 159 long days in the NICU. Jordan is now an active and healthy 6 year-old who loves to play with cars, Legos, and practicing his judo/jiujitsu moves on his dad!
Kayla Kana was born last year in October, making her debut into the world 13 weeks ahead of schedule. She was born at 27 weeks gestation, weighed 2lb2ozs and 14 inches long. Although she didn't have as many respiratory issues as her older brother, she stayed in the NICU for 97 days in order to grow bigger and stronger. Kayla also had laser surgery due to Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). She had some feeding issues in the beginning but quickly learned to coordinate and adapt and is now a chunky and thriving 10 month old, who loves to eat, sleep, and poop! She also loves interacting with big brother, Jordan, and can't wait to walk and play with him more!
As parents of little preemies, we never wish for any parent to go through what we did. No parent should have to experience life in the NICU. But if it weren't for the journey of our kids, we would not have had the opportunity to meet the amazing people who work day in and day out to keep these little miracles alive and strong. We are forever grateful for the nurses, doctors, therapists, and staff of the NICU department.
Sandy's Instagram page has more of their family photos at the link below :)
Here's a 2-minute recap of my successful Extra Life marathon from last year!
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. Last year, Extra Life raised more than 4 million dollars to save kids, but in 2014 our goals, just like the needs of the kids we serve, are much, much higher. I can't do this without your help. Donating online is safe and easy! To make an online donation please click the "Support This Participant" button on this page. Thank you for caring for our kids!
I met Howard Phillips, Nintendo of America's Game Master, when I was a kid. True story. I love video games and recently Twitch livestream (at random). Thanks for visiting my page!
(Updated Sep. 29, 2014)
Yes! I’m giving away goodies for donors thanks to the support of friends in the game industry (so far: Aksys Games, Capcom, Naughty Dog, Nintendo, XSEED)! If you have already donated, you are entered into the raffle for the proper tier. If you wish to opt out after you made a donation, let me know.. and thanks for your kindness & generosity! :)
I know that you can find these games for cheap on the ‘net, but these are gifts as a way to say “thank you” for supporting my fundraiser :) For raffles, I will draw names from a hat AFTER the marathon on October 25th, so last-minute donors get a chance, too! I will mail out the non-digital prizes one week after the marathon.
***First person who donates $200 or more***
One Nintendo 3DS XL (Red/Black) with Keys Factory brand Carrying Case, Screen Protectors, and Irodori brand Plastic Hard Shell! The carrying case and plastic hard shell were purchased in Japan on my last visit :-) Everything is unopened and brand new.
$50+ DONATIONS RAFFLE:
If you donate $50 or more, I'll draw names from a hat. If you get picked, then you win a prize below...
-The Last of Us Steelbook (2 steelbooks available! Signed by the Devs! Game not included.)
-The Last of Us (PS3)
-The Last Story Collector’s Edition (Signed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, Mint)
-Ultra Street Fighter IV (PS3, 3 copies available!)
-Ultra Street Fighter IV (360)
-League of Legends Prize Pack (Blue T-Shirt Size M, White “URF” t-shirt size L, Riot Games Notebook (around Moleskine size), Jungler lanyard, Jungler rubber bracelet)
-Super Smash Bros. T-Shirt (Size L)
-Kingdom Hearts Accessory Case (Pictured bottom right in the prizes image!)
Digital Games (PlayStation Network Digital Downloads):
-Mind Zero (PSVita)
-Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi (PS3)
-BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (PS3)
-Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! (PS3)
$25+ DONATIONS RAFFLE:
If you donate $25 or more, I'll draw names from a hat. If you get picked, then you win one prize below...
-Final Fantasy XIII-2 Lightning Returns (360)
-Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (PS3)
-Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)
-Far Cry 3 (360, Mint)
$25+ DONATIONS RAFFLE, DIGITAL EDITION:
Digital downloads via Steam:
Prefer digital rewards for supporting my fundraiser? If you donate $25 or more, I’ll draw names from a hat. If you get picked, then you can pick up to two Steam items from the list below.
Batman: Arkham City GOTY
Batman: Arkham Origins DLC
Beatbuddy: Tales of the Guardian
BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
Gotham City Impostors: Professional Kit
Guardians of Middle-earth
Guardians of Middle-earth: Smaug's Treasure DLC
Joe Danger 2: The Movie
Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine
Mortal Kombat Kollection
Surgeon Simulator 2013
The Lord of the Rings Online: Steely Dawn Starter Pack
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
To The Moon
Toki Tori 2+
If you donate $15 or more, I'll draw names from a hat. If you get picked, then you win a prize below...
Alpha Protocol (PC)
Alpha Protocol (PS3)
Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel (360, Mint)
Binary Domain (360)
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (360, Mint)