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Mackenzie Upchurch

NZS Games Extra Life 2019


why extra life??

I am playing games to help save children's lives this year because I am a teacher. The students I teach are the light in my life. Every day I see the best and the worst of the world through the eyes of my children. I see their undying optimism and I see their struggles as they go through medical crisis. It is heartbreaking to see these children struggling day in and day out. 
My hope is that by donating money to the Children's Miracle Network more children will be able to afford to get the care that they need, and more families will feel less of a financial burden, especially when they are already going through the difficulties of having a child going through a medical crisis.  I want to make the world a better place for these children and their families, and I am asking you to help me reach my goal of 500$. 

Thank you for joining me on this journey and for helping raise money for these hospitals. Thank you for supporting these children whom my whole world revolves around. Any donation you can offer will help us reach our goal, and I appreciate anything you can give.


  • $250- I will play an entire game of Meeple Circus with only one hand and stream it on Instagram Live!
  • $500- I will let the Instagram Community vote for a hair color for me. I will dye my hair that color for the entire summer.

Here's how it works

  • Extra Life is a fundraising and gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

  • I'm joining thousands of gamers and will be dedicating a day to play games and get donations from friends like YOU!

  • 100% of the donations go to my local children's hospital. TOGETHER we will make a difference for sick kids!

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. 


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