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Rob Paquet

Team Captain Chits & Bits Extra Life 2019

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     I've pledged to play games and raise funds for sick kids at 
                   The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital!
 

Welcome to my Extra Life fundraising page! This is my sixth year on a mission to help sick and injured kids in my local community and I need your help.The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their illness, injury or even their family's ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries they may get from just being a kid.

To help raise funds and awareness for these sick and injured kids, I participate in a 24 hour board-game marathon. Gamers of all kinds pledge to play everything from video games to board games and tabletop RPG's for 24 hours! 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. 

Here's why I participate in Extra Life:

My wife and I struggled to have children for over eight years. Multiple tests and procedures over the years always brought more negative news. There were times that we accepted we would never have a child of our own. And times when we couldn’t stand to be around anyone’s kids. It put a strain on our relationship that we masked from most of our friends and families.  One final round of tests solidified that our chance on conceiving was very slim. We then decided to try IVF. Months of medication and self-administered shots later, we received the heart breaking news that again we were not pregnant. One more try we said. And 9 months later my wife gave birth to our son. Years of heartbreak, stress, fights, and tears brought us to this point. And we would not go back and change a thing. We were parents. We had our own little crying, screaming, yelling, laughing and giggling baby. The sound of your own child’s noises and voice quickly engrain in your head. You can pick out their laughter from a group. You know from across the room when it’s your child crying amongst their friends. Those sounds are the most beautiful thing to a parent. That connection is what makes being a parent special. Those sounds are what no parent should ever have to go a day without. Those are the sounds that I Extra Life for.

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.


I need your help to reach my goal For The Kids. Thank you so much for supporting my efforts!  

About Extra Life

Extra Life is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising program within the gaming community. Participants fundraise year-round and pledge to game for 24 hours with one goal: to save and improve the lives of sick and injured kids. Funds raised stay local to help pediatric patients at 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $30 million for member hospitals. The movement, formed by gamers bonded by passion, is committed to saving and improving the lives of local kids.

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