Andrew Eisen

Extra Life 2017


Hi Folks!

Andrew Eisen here. Starting at noon PST on Saturday, November 4th, I will play video games for 24-hours straight to raise money for the Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. It's my sincere hope that you'll support my efforts with a monthly pledge or one-time gift. Your donation is tax-deductible and every penny goes towards helping hospitalized kids.

I will be live streaming the entire marathon so if you'd like to hang out and watch the fun, you can do so at Head on over and click the "Follow" button to be notified when I start the stream!  Alternatively, you can watch the show on YouTube right here.  

Oh, and one more thing.  My sister, Keleigh, is returning to hang out with me during the marathon!  Not only that, but YouTuber SuperMetalDave64 will be dropping by for a bit of gaming fun on Saturday evening from about 5 - 7p PST!

Donation Incentives!  (Details at bottom of page)

  • $15 or more - I will thank you by name every hour during the marathon!
  • $25 or more – In addition to being thanked every hour, I will plug something of yours!
  • $50 or more - I will call you during the stream and personally thank you!
  • $100 or more - I'll produce a YouTube video of your choice!

Stretch Goals!

  • For every $100 we raise, I'll do an additional game stream in the subsequent weeks!  (Each stream will be an hour or two.)
  • If we raise $500, I'll stream for an additional hour.  That's 25 hours of gaming goodness!
  • If we raise $650, I'll sing a song during the marathon.  I'm thinking either Josh Turner's "Would You Go With Me?" or Elvis Presley's "Don't."
  • If we raise $800, my sister and I will spent at least half an hour playing Super Mario Odyssey with her using one side of the controller and me using the other!
  • If we raise $1000, I will wear a dress for the remainder of the event!

Never heard of Rady Children's Hospital?  My friend Diane describes her experience with the organization:

One of the most painful things for a parent is having to check your child into the hospital. Whether it be for emergency treatment or to try to get ahead of an existing condition, there is always plenty of fear and uncertainty that invades your thoughts.

We know that Rady Children’s Hospital is known far and wide for their extremely high level of skilled physicians and that they are nationally recognized for providing medical excellence. But I can tell you it’s the actual “care” of their patients and families that makes all the difference at Children’s.

Both my daughters have been patients at Children’s. I can tell you firsthand that, from the minute you enter the doors, you are treated like a guest at a luxury resort. Fear and doubt dispel quickly because at Rady Children’s, there is only room for cheerfulness and positive attitudes! The staff, nurses and doctors really go the extra distance to educate and involve families in the treatment and care of their children. This leaves little time for parents to feel “alone” or helpless. Every patient is a star at Children’s, and it’s evident when you witness the comforting and positive interactions between the employees and patients.

I can’t say enough how fortunate I think we are in San Diego to have such a great hospital locally. Many in the US don’t have access to such wonderful pediatric care as we do here. I hope you will consider supporting Rady Children’s Hospital in their efforts to continue providing such excellent patient care for years to come!

Diane Williamson

Donation Incentive Details

  • If you donate $15 or more, I will personally thank you at the top of every hour throughout the marathon!
  • If you donate $25 or more, in addition to personally thanking you every hour, I will plug something of yours (YouTube channel, webcomic, personal business, etc.).  Just let me know what you'd like me to plug when you make your donation!
  • If you donate $50 or more, I will call you during the marathon to personally thank you.  When you make your donation, simply leave your number and the best time to call you!  (Yes, you get the $15 and $25 rewards too!)
  • If you donate $100 or more, I will produce a YouTube video of your choosing!  This could be anything from a song, movie or game review, an opinion piece, a Let's Play or anything really.  Just let me know what you'd like to see!  (And yes, you get all previous rewards too!)

If you'd like to learn how and why Extra Life started, please watch the below video. Just be sure you have a box of tissues handy.

Extra Life Blog

Children's Miracle Network Website

Charity Marathon Live Stream




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