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Extra Life: A Program of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

I've pledged to play games and raise funds for kids 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.

  • 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. 

Year 9 (🤯) Details

Quick Version (TL;DR):

What: A charity video game marathon!
For Who: SickKids - The Hospital for Sick Children
When: 2 x 12-hr streams, Probably November 2nd and 9th (dates may change).
Why: Good karma, helping others in need, making our world better,... why NOT??
How: I am putting my large video game to use in hopes for your donations and support!

I'm playing games to heal local kids

Long Version:

The Plan

Hi! My name is Farhan and in the last eight 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 $43,800 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 which many are still feeling the effects of it in more ways than one.

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 get ever so worse ad time goes on. 😟

Even though I have this debilitating disease that can potentially get way 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

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

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!

Tax Deductions

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

Some Incentives

Pick What I (Hobby) Stream!

I have added these new incentives since last year!

  • I do TWO programming/coding/scripting streams: $50+ donations
    • Every $25 you donate afterwords* for this fundraiser in 2023 adds one more stream!
  • I do TWO music production streams: $75+ donations
    • Every $25 you donate afterwords* for this fundraiser in 2023 adds one more stream!

*One incentive per donation

Pick What We Play!

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!

🎮 Game List near bottom of this page 🎮

Limited Quantities: [CLOSED UNTIL AUGUST 2024]

  • 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‼: $40+ donation before Sept. 1st, 2024

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

Incentives During the Marathon

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

Incentives During my Regular Twitch Streams

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

  • $5+: BeanBoozled! Farhan spins the wheel of Jelly Belly jellybeans
    • 50/50 chance of it tasting SUPER GROSS!
    • NEW: You can make me spin for a guaranteed SPICY one instead! Delicious pain!
  • $10+: Farhan does 10 push ups
  • $10+: Farhan has to wear cat ears on his headphones for the next 30 minutes
  • $20+: Farhan does a front-hold plank for 60 seconds
  • $35+: Farhan takes a tequila shot, with Tabasco sauce (aka a Prairie Fire)
    • NOTE: these will be responsibly spaced out!
  • $50+: Farhan will pop eight (8) BeanBoozled jellybeans in one go!
  • $100+: Farhan will pop eight (8) SPICY BeanBoozled jellybeans in one go!

The Game Lists

Below are links to most of my games. The first link is my Steam library (PC games) and the 2nd one is my "Backloggery". For the latter, click any of the grey console buttons or feel free to use the Search bar on both sites.

  1. Steam Library (PC Games)
  2. Backloggery (Console and Some PC Games)

Please note: Some games on the list my not be able to be streamed due to the following possible reasons:

  • game requires a CRT TV to operate (not available during marathon)
    • such as games which require a light gun (ie. Duck Hunt)
  • game is/was a service game and is no longer accessible
    • such as the original Destiny 
  • game license or subscription has expired
    • such as certain games on GamePass
  • game platform/console cannot be captured with my streaming hardware
    • such as Nintendo DS
  • game has been banned on Twitch

In any of the above cases, I will have to ask you to please select a different game and apologize for the inconvenience. That's technology for you! 😩

Main cast of Persona 4 Golden

Join us again this year via live stream on Twitch to raise funds for the SickKids Foundation! 

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