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It's in the faces of children that I see what really matters most in life. I'm a firm believer in protecting and preserving the unabashed joy and innocence of every child for as long as possible. After all, they'll have plenty of time in their adulthood to deal with real-world stress and problems. 

In a perfect world, children shouldn't have to step foot in a hospital. Facing the fear of surgeries, treatments, or other medical needs. Unfortunately this isn't a perfect world we live in. 

In the real-world, kids face terrible things all the time. Children face cystic fibrosis, Crohn's disease and cancer as well as terrible accidental injuries. It is tragic that little ones should have to endure such adversity. 

But thankfully, they don't have to face it alone. Akron Children's Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family's ability to pay. And they do it with the help of generous people like you! 

On Friday night, November 3, with your support, I'll begin playing games for 24 hours for Extra Life 2023: a huge worldwide celebration of the social impact of gamers of all kinds (video games, board games and tabletop RPGs)! It's my sincere hope that you'll find it in your heart to support my efforts, in my 12th year of participation, with a contribution that goes directly to Akron Children's Hospital.

Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS (that's 100%) goes to help the kids. I need your help to reach my goal #ForTheKids. Donating is easy and secure! Thank you so much for your time and consideration of supporting my efforts! 

PS - If you're not able to donate at this time, I definitely understand. If that's the case, could you at least share my page/info to friends and family that you believe could support the cause? That sort of word-of-mouth is invaluable and is just as important as donations. So, if you don't mind, please spread the word! Thanks again! 

Shaun Vaughan

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