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Kayla Sween

Extra Life 2020


Photo by Blake McCollum 2016

Hey there!

Welcome to my Extra Life fundraising page! I'm on a mission to help sick and injured kids in my local community and I need your help. My local Children's Miracle Network 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.

That little guy in the picture above standing next to me is the reason I'm doing this. At the age of four, my little brother, Matt, was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM). Over the next few years, he went through a biopsy, getting a chemoport (which is what they give cancer patients to easily administer chemotherapy), weekly steroid treatments, and a ridiculous number of doctor visits. Today, with the help of the Blair E. Batson Children's hospital, Matt is a healthy, normal 13 year old. I'm thankful Extra Life has given me an opportunity to give something back to Blair E. Batson, even though no amount of money could ever show them how thankful my family and I are.

To help raise funds and awareness for these sick and injured kids, I'm participating in this huge worldwide movement called Extra Life. 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.

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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