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Ryan Juel

Team Captain Dance Dance Extra Life Extra Life 2021

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.

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.  For me, this one's personal.

My brother was in a nasty car crash in 2008.  He swerved to avoid a deer, hit a tree, whacked his head on the steering wheel.  He suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury, and was in a medically induced coma for two weeks.  He had to relearn everything, and I do mean EVERYthing.  Even so, he managed to graduate high school with a 4.0 GPA.  Between Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare and Hennepin County Medical Center, they straight up saved his life.  You can read about David and his recovery here. Fair warning, it might be difficult for some people to take in.

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.

And after you've donated, tune in on November 6, 2020, when I stream Dance Dance Revolution!  You can catch the stream here:

Stream should start 11:00 Eastern Time, and I will go until around 8:30 or thereabouts.  Yep, you read that right. We will be playing DDR for TEN AND A HALF HOURS!!! It's a grueling challenge, but I'm excited for this!

Barring CoVID, I will be streaming from Gamerheadz in the Southdale Mall in Edina, MN.  Tony, the owner, has been a monumental supporter of Dance Dance Extra Life, and we appreciate his support.  So come hang out, come say hi, buy some games, and make a difference!  And stop by Gamerheadz in general.  He's got a solid selection of retro games, accessories, and memorabilia.

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.