I would like to share with you my personal story about The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. But first a picture to start on the positive side.
Bailey Graduating High School in 2015.
Before I tell this story to anyone I always start with mentioning my daughter graduating high school and being in college working on an early education major. That is now. But this was then.
In 2009 our daughter Bailey was hit by a truck while crossing the street. At the time I was out of work on a medical leave and my wife also had to take a leave to be with our daughter. Bailey suffered broken bones but the worst was a traumatic brain injury. After several operations she spent 11 days in CHOP’s Intensive Care before being released to Rehabilitation at The Seashore House.
Her future was uncertain and the doctors told us to expect our daughter would never communicate with us or be the same again. My wife and I were living at the hospital for over a month. Even with the support of our family and friends and the whole Conshohocken community our financial future was uncertain. We had always been pretty stable but for the first time I found myself needing the help of others. That was something I was totally unprepared for.
Hundreds of small donations were coming in from from everywhere in all forms. Like meals from the church and before and after school care for our boys from the community center and money into a fund setup at the bank. Our amazing little girl was a fighter and determined and was discharged later that year after spending six months at CHOP.
Looking back, when the doctors said she will never be the same again, that is expected with a life altering event. But through the grace of God, family, friends, community and organizations like The Children's Miracle Network, you can survive a crisis. And emerge with a greater sense of gratitude and desire to share what is within your heart.
On November 3rd, I'll be playing and streaming games for 24 hours (or as much as I can endure :) to raise funds for sick kids at my local children's hospital CHOP!
Thank you so much for donating before this event has even started. I was reminded by some awesome friends to think big. I raised my original suggested goal a bit higher. I have no doubt you will fill it up and make me raise it even further.
Here's how it works
Extra Life is a 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
On Game Day (Nov. 3rd), I will join the thousands of gamers and dedicate an entire day to play games and get donations from friends like YOU! I will be streaming on TWITCH, the link is vulcanjedi's twitch channel.
100% of the donations you make here go to my choice from the Children's Miracle Network which is CHOP! We will make a difference for sick kids!
Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. Please click the "Donate" button at the top of this page to make a safe and easy online donation. This goes directly to the organization. You don't have to wait until game day, donate at any time.
Short list of games I still have to give away. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in one or two and I'll make sure it is still available.
Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® - Game of the Year Edition Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War II
Secret of the Magic Crystals Complete Monster Loves You! TinyKeep FOTONICA Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians Crimsonland FORCED
Outlast Spec Ops: The Line The Darkness II 80 Days Her Story Grim Fandango Remastered The Stanley Parable Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Day of the Tentacle Remastered
7th Guest + 11th Hour Pack Tex Murphy Complete Pack Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure MISSING: An Interactive Thriller - Episode One Roundabout UFO: Afterlight Take On Helicopters Bundle Fish Fillets 2 Original War Steam Marines StarMade - early access Doodle God
As you can see I still have plenty of Steam game keys to give away.
Come see me on my Twitch Channel and let me know if you like WarGames or Dungeon Crawling or Platformers or Retro Remakes.