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Andrew Fellman

Extra Life 2018


What is extra life?

  • Extra Life is a charity fundraiser that increases awareness of, and raises vitally-important funds for, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®
  • Every donation is tax-deductible, and every penny donated (100% of the funds) goes directly to the hospital
  • The highlight of Extra Life is a 24-hour gaming marathon beginning Saturday, November 3rd, and ending on Sunday, November 4th

my story:

I first heard of Extra Life from my friend Ferg (host of the Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast). As I looked into it and learned more about the courageous kids who receive treatment at CMN Hospitals, I simply knew I had to do something to help them in their fight against critical injuries and illnesses.

Extra Life is an opportunity for me to take a lifelong skill and passion for video gaming and use it to help the children and their families who are fighting some of the most difficult battles imaginable.

My Campaign:

  • I will be playing in support of Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IN
  • My fundraising goal is $2400
  • I have chosen to have a theme for my campaign based on one of my favorite childhood video games: Yars' Revenge!

the marathon:

  • I will begin my gaming marathon at noon (Eastern Time) on Saturday, November 3rd, and play straight through until noon on Sunday, November 4th
  • I will livestream my video-gaming marathon on my twitch channel at
  • I intend to play one single game of Yars' Revenge for the duration of the entire marathon (24 straight hours!) and submit my final score to Twin Galaxies

how you can help:

  • SHARE this page!

I believe that the success of my campaign will not so much depend upon a few donors giving large amounts but on many donors giving whatever they are able. I am counting on my friends and family to share this page with THEIR friends and family who will share this page with THEIR friends and family. By spreading the net wide, I believe my ambitious goal can be met!

  • DONATE to my campaign

Every dollar you give goes toward providing care and support for the brave children and their families who are fighting difficult battles against critical illnesses and injuries. Whatever you are able to give, know that it is making a true difference for good!

My original hope was to find 100 people willing to give $24, and I wouldn't ask anyone to do something I'm not willing to do, so I've already paved the way with donations on behalf of my wife and myself. If you cannot give this much, I understand - a donation of any amount, even just a single dollar, makes a real difference!

However, I decided to add some incentive to give more. See below under "Incentives" for more details.

  • JOIN me at the livestream party!

See below...

the livestream party:

My friends at the GameOn VR Lounge in Elkhart, IN, have graciously agreed to host a livestream party to celebrate my marathon run! They will be keeping their doors open for the duration of the marathon, from noon on Saturday (November 3) until noon Sunday (November 4). Pizza, pop, and other snacks will be provided.

GameOn VR Lounge is located in the heart of Elkhart, Indiana, at 409 South Main Street (directly across the street from the Lerner Theater).


For any donation of any size:

  • Thank You!: Every donation is important, whether it's $1 or $10000. Everyone who donates to my campaign will have their name on a scrolling "Thank You" list during the entirety of my marathon run. And with all my heart, I say, "THANK YOU!"

For donations of $30 or more:

  • Thank You!, as above
  • Goodie Drawing: Everyone who donates $30 or more will be automatically entered into a drawing to win some fun goodies on the day of the marathon. Goodies include Yars' Revenge refrigerator magnets, vinyl stickers, and more!
  • One-Hour VR Session: If you bring a printout or screenshot of your donation receipt to the GameOn VR Lounge during the game marathon (from noon on Saturday, November 3, until noon on Sunday, November 4), you will receive 1 free one-hour session of VR gaming!
    • (The offer of 1 free One-Hour VR Session is only valid during the livestream party. Only 1 One-Hour VR Session will be issued per donation of $30 or more and only with a printout or screenshot. Additional time can be purchased at regular rates. Visit their website for pricing details.)

For donations of $50 or more:

  • Thank You!, as above
  • Goodie Drawing, as above
  • One-Hour VR Session, as above
  • Ultra Drawing Entry: Donors who give $50 or more will receive one Ultra Drawing entry for every $50 given ($100 = 2 entries, $300 = 6 entries, etc.)
  • The Ultra DRAWING:

    • The Ultra Drawing is a separate drawing to win one of three complete-in-box copies of Yars' Revenge for the Atari 2600!
    • These copies of Yars' Revenge have been hand-signed by their creator: Mr. Howard Scott Warshaw!
    • The more you give, the better your chances to win!


As much fun as I hope the livestream party and drawings will be for everyone, the main reason for doing all this is #ForTheKids . These brave children are fighting some of the meanest, deadliest foes anyone can ever face - and at a time when they should be simply enjoying the fun and freedom of youth.

Please know that your donation, no matter the size, is making a world of difference for these beautiful children and their families. For them and for myself, thank you so very much!

Remember that your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. 

You can click the "Donate" button at the top of this page to make a safe and easy online donation. 

Thank you very much for your support!


Andrew J. Fellman


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