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Acrylic Pour Paintings

This year I will be creating custom acrylic pour paintings for donors who donate $50+, $100, or $250+.  Custom acrylic pour paintings create a unique painting each time as the paint never flows the same way twice.  Here are two samples I have created to illustrate what the finished product might look like.  When dried, the Extra Life logo will be applied and a clear coat will be added.

$50+ donation: Custom 8x10 painting
$100+ donation: Custom 12x12 painting
$250+ donation: Custom painting in whatever size you like (pending canvas availability)

Dear Friends and Family,

Everyone who knows me knows that video games are a huge part of who I am.  I first heard about Extra Life 5 years ago while reading a tech article where it was mentioned.  At first I thought, this cannot be real, I must be looking at a satire site.  When I confirmed it was not satire I immediately went to the Extra Life website where I was greeted with the YouTube video of Victoria's story.  I was so moved by the story that I decided right then and there to sign up to participate.  Looking back, I realize I did it for selfish reasons. I thought it was a great excuse to play games for 24 straight hours. I can remember when I told my wife that I had signed up do my first game day, she rolled her eyes and said really? This is a real thing? I showed her the article I read and showed her the website. After she had seen I wasn't making it up, she said "Don't expect me to stay up with you." I had no idea if I would be able to convince people to donate to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals so I started with a small goal of raising $100, and I immediately met that goal with my first donation thanks to a generous co-worker. I continued to raise money that year but I didn't really put forth much effort other than sending emails to family, friends.

It wasn't until the next year that my reasons for participating started to change. I started to realize that even though we were blessed with a happy, healthy child, not all families have that same experience. It was at this point that I decided that this was more than just playing games for 24 hours, that there were real families in my community that were relying on top notch medical care that CMN provide to families at greatly reduced or even no cost to them. That year I set out to raise $500, and by the end of the year I had raised over $1000.

Every year I am humbled by how generous people can be.  2018 was our biggest year to date as we inched closer and closer to reaching that $10,000 lifetime raised milestone!  Together we raised $3800 and put us under $500 away from that $10K!

Extra Life has changed my life in ways I never could have imagined.  I have always had a heart to serve and I am so glad that I found Extra Life all those years ago and have been able to help make a difference in so many people's lives.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 "Support This Participant" button on this page to get started.  Thank you so much for supporting my efforts!

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has been serving the nation’s children since 1870 and is ranked among the top five pediatric hospitals in the country. Children’s National is #1 for babies for a second consecutive year and is ranked in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, including placement in the top 10 for: Cancer (#7), Neurology and Neurosurgery (#5), Orthopaedics (#8), Pulmonology(#9), Nephrology (#6) and Diabetes and Endocrinology (a tie for #10). This pediatric health system has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. Children’s National offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.

Bee The Swarm

Want a cool way to help the cause that doesn't cost you a penny?  Join Bee The Swarm and play games for a good cause.  How it works: Join Bee The Swarm using this link (Bee The Swarm), then download the 5 free mobile games.  As you play you will earn bees that you can the use to "swarm" my Bee The Swarm campaign.  With help from several friends we have already unlocked milestone #1, $50 and we are already started on milestone #2, $60!  If you love mobile games then please sign up using the link above and start playing to make a difference today.

Humble Bundle Partner

Humble Bundle partners with digital content providers to offer their products with a "Pay What You Want" model.  You get to choose how much you want to pay AND you get to decide how much of that goes to the developer and how much goes to charity.

As a Humble Partner, purchases made from my partner links will go to directly benefit Extra Life and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Please consider using my Humble Bundle Partner link when you are shopping there.

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