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I've pledged to play video games and raise funds for children at SickKids: The Hospital for Sick Children.

How it works:

  • Now, more than ever, local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals need our help.

  • I'm uniting with thousands of gamers to play games and change kids' health to change the future.

  • Learn how local children's hospitals are being impacted by COVID-19 at

  • Donations through this page stay at SickKids Hospital.

Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. Simply click the "Donate" button at the top of this page to help. 

What's This Again?


What: A charity video game marathon!
For Who: SickKids - The Hospital for Sick Children
When: 2 x 12-hr streams, Probably November 4th and 11th
Why: Good karma, helping others, making our world better,... why NOT??
How: I am putting my video games to use in hopes for your donations and support!

I'm playing games to heal local kids


The Plan

Hi! My name is Farhan and in the last seven years, I've held annual charity events to raise funds for SickKids - The Hospital for Sick Children. To achieve this goal, my great friends and I participate in video gaming marathons, called Extra Life, which was created specifically to help children's hospitals local to participants. I'm humbled and proud to say since 2016 we've raised over $39,400 USD for SickKids Hospital! 🙌🏽

I'm doing Extra Life again this year because not only do we have a ton of fun, but I know we can continue to help out a lot of sick children, and their families, who are in need especially after the COVID-19 pandemic.

My StoryGirl reading a book imagining a man on a boat, rowing

On my 36th birthday in 2015, I was hospitalized when nearly the entire right side of my body gradually went numb. It was like that side of my body just went to sleep, with a pins and needles sensation. I could no longer hit a volleyball (which I was quite good at), let alone tie my own shoes! After lots of testing and a few treatments of strong steroids, most of the feeling came back. The diagnosis was a neurological disorder known as transverse myelitis, but the neurologists warned if my symptoms occur again, the new diagnosis would most likely be MS, multiple sclerosis.

A year and a half later, my worst fear was confirmed. This time it was the left side of my body having too much sensation. After another trip to the MRI scanner, the MS specialists had the proof they needed to come to the conclusion that I suffer from relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and presented me with treatment options. I must now inject myself with an absurdly expensive drug, daily. I can only hope that my body continues to accept this treatment. My right arm and hand (my dominant side) are still very weak, have that pins and needles feeling, and trouble me to this day. 😟

Even though I have this debilitating disease that can potentially get worse, I still consider myself lucky. There are thousands of sick children who need life-saving care from specialized doctors, expensive medical equipment, and a massive amount of clinical research. Please help me help these kids and donate today!Cast of Persona 5

Related Information


Extra Life brings board gamers and video gamers together for 24-hour gaming marathons worldwide to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since 2008, they have raised more than $100 million USD to help children's hospitals provide critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, research and charitable care.


Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across North America. The local CMN hospital I have chosen is SickKids - The Hospital For Sick Children.

62 children enter a CMN Hospital every minute!


SickKids - The Hospital for Sick Children, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country.

With passionate and dedicated staff, SickKids is much more than a hospital. They work each day to provide the best in child and family-centred care, create ground-breaking clinical and scientific advancements, and train the next generation of experts in child health. Also, SickKids is a founding member of Kids Health Alliance, a network of partners committed to advancing excellence and expertise in the delivery of paediatric care in Ontario.

SickKids operates on the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. They are committed to working toward new relationships that include First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, and are grateful for the opportunity to share the land in caring for children and their families.

Nurse Morrigan on dutySickKids is committed to being a safe space for all of our patients and families, staff, learners and volunteers, where everyone can feel seen, heard and valued as part of their equity, diversity and inclusion efforts.

If you live in Toronto, chances are that you or at least one of your family members, friends, or coworkers is someone who has been saved or helped by SickKids in some way!


Your donation is tax-deductible (if over $20 USD) and all proceeds go to help kids.

Some Incentives


NEW! I have added these new incentives for 2022!

  • I do TWO music production streams: $50+ donations
    • Every $25 you donate afterwords* for this fundraiser in 2022 adds one more stream!
  • I do TWO programming/coding/scripting streams: $75+ donations
    • Every $25 you donate afterwords* for this fundraiser in 2022 adds one more stream!

*One incentive per donation


In past events, my generous supporters would donate in order to pick what games we play during the charity stream! We are doing the same thing this year, of course!

‼ The list of games is at the bottom of this page

Limited Quantities: [CLOSED UNTIL AUGUST]

  • pick any game we play during the marathon for 30 minutes: $25+ donations
  • pick any game we play during the marathon for 60 minutes: $45+ donations
    • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL‼[closed]: $40+ donation before October 1st, 2022

Unlimited Quantities: [Open all year!]

  • pick any game for me to play on one of my regular Tuesday night Twitch streams for 90+ minutes!
    • $10+ donations — pick from the following platforms:
      • Sega Master System, NES, Game Gear Game Boy/GBC
    • $15+ donations — pick from the following platforms:
      • TurboGrafX-16/CD, Genesis/Sega CD, SNES, Neo Geo, Game Boy Advance
    • $20+ donations — pick from the following platforms:
      • Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, Gamecube, Wii & Wii U, Xbox & Xbox 360, PS1, PS2 & PS3
    • $25+ donations — pick from the following platforms:
      • PC, Switch, Xbox One & Xbox Series, PS4 & PS5


As always, you can watch us, live, on on game day. As a bonus, for your entertainment, we have some incentives* for you to donate to our campaign during the marathon. Some of these include** (but not limited to):

  • $10+: Farhan eats 5 wasabi peas (he hates wasabi!)
  • $25+: Farhan does 10 push ups
  • $35+: Farhan takes a tequila shot, with Tabasco sauce (aka a Prairie Fire)
    • NOTE: these will be responsibly spaced out!
  • $50+: Farhan does a front hold plank for 60 seconds
  • $75+: Farhan and current game players eat possibly sketchy/questionable food picked by Carmen
  • $100+: Carmen applies make-up to part of Farhan's face (stackable)

*One incentive per donation
**Subject to change


Again, one incentive per donation and these are subject to change.

  • $10+: Farhan does 10 push ups
  • $15+: BeanBoozled! Farhan spins the wheel of Jelly Belly jellybeans
    • 50/50 chance of it tasting SUPER GROSS!
      • Birthday Cake or Dirty Dishwasher?
      • Berry Blue or Toothpaste?
      • Strawberry-Banana Smoothie or Dead Fish?
      • Juicy Pear or Booger? (both of those seem gross, actually...)
      • Buttered Popcorn or Rotten Egg?
  • $35+: Farhan takes a tequila shot, with Tabasco sauce (aka a Prairie Fire)
    • NOTE: these will be responsibly spaced out!
  • $100+: Farhan will pop eight (8) BeanBoozled jellybeans in one go!

List of Available Games for Request

The fun part! Here is a huge list of games we can most probably stream during the event. Please note that not all games listed here will be playable during game day due to availability or the nature of the game itself (for a select few, only).


The lists of games below are the ones that I am most likely able to stream with my setup. Most of these links are to my "Backloggery" but some are to my profiles on various platforms.

Again, please note that some of these titles are either subscriptions or 100% team-based + online-only and therefore may not be available at the time of the live stream. (That's just how the gaming industry is now days 😞). I'll make sure to contact you beforehand to confirm it's availability! 😊 




  • Xbox
  • Xbox 360 (Updated 09 20, 2022)
  • Xbox One X
    • Includes many digital titles across from the "OG" Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade and Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X (Whatever happens to be on GamePass in November)


Misc. Consoles

Computer Games

If you prefer using a search function, feel free to use my Steam list for PC titles, or my Backloggery page for everything else. Just make sure you stick to the platforms listed above, please!

Main cast of Persona 4 Golden

Join us again this year via live stream to raise money for the SickKids Foundation! 

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