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Alexx T. Holden

Team Firebrand Extra Life 2019

I've pledged to play games and raise funds for sick kids at my local children's hospital!

This is my third year participating in ExtraLife and every year I kinda just roll with a generic story. This year I’m feeling a bit braver and wanted to put my own story out there and explain one of the reasons why this is so important to me. At some point I may put this in video format but for now here’s some old fashioned text:

Many, many years ago, when I was a teenager, I lost my older sister in a car accident. Also in the car was my newly born nephew. We were living in different states and I had not yet had a chance to meet him. My sister passed away at the scene but my nephew was taken to the hospital and needed a crazy amount of care. 

Unfortunately it wasn’t enough and in the end, he passed away as well. There are a lot of kids out there now who are sick and/or injured that need help. As ExtraLife gamers we strive to help those kids. 

ExtraLife, for me, is a way to do what I can to help families feel less afraid. Less alone. To help them through those long silences between phone calls and provider updates. To give more hope to something that, more often than not, feels hopeless. To help, support, and prevent as much as we can in the hope that, in the end kids can go home, be home, and stay home with their families where they belong. Love.

Here's how it works

  • Extra Life is a fundraising and gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

  • I'm joining thousands of gamers and will be dedicating a day to play games and get donations from friends like YOU!

  • 100% of the donations go to my local children's hospital. TOGETHER we will make a difference for sick kids!

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. 


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