June 25, 2014
Helping Little Heroes Through the joy of Gaming
Please listen to the preamble before reading the article, thank you.
Being in the hospital for any extended period of time is not an enjoyable experience. I was at the hospital with my wife twice last year, for a total of two weeks, and the only saving grace was my handheld gaming devices. Though my grievance with hospital stays is nothing compared to what children with childhood cancer endure. Imagine not being able to go to school, enjoy recess, the outdoors, or the carefree nature of childhood. Gamerosity is here to help make that experience better through gaming and generosity.
Gamerosity was founded by Manny Munoz, a childhood cancer survivor. He was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 15. He received a Game Boy Color from a family member to use during treatment. In 2011 he donated an Xbox 360 to child with Leukemia. From that experience Gamerosity was created. Gamerosity helps raise money for individual children with cancer. You can nominate a child or donate to one of the many that are already on the site. Once the child receives $600 in donations, either through the merchandise purchased via the online shop or through monetary donations, the child receives an iPad mini, an iTunes gift card, and some gifts from Gamerosity in what they have dubbed “the hero package”. Gamerosity has had huge success with this program making treatment for these kids, a better experience.
I caught wind of Gamerosity who helped a local child my wife knows through her church. Carolyn Hendrix was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma and has just recently ended her treatment. Carolyn was fully funded on Gamerosity and received her hero’s package. Talking to her father via Facebook, Carolyn has taken her iPad Mini with her to all of her appointments and hospital stays. She had a great experience through Gamerosity and the gifts she received have been a great help.
I am always looking for new ways to help people and promote the industry and hobby that has brought me years of joy. Through Gamerosity, I can help make a child’s life a bit brighter during a difficult time; and share the joy and excitement of video games with them. I hope that this information reaches out and touches at least one reader to help make a difference in a child’s life. While discussing the article last weekend with my friends and family during an online gaming session, it prompted my younger brother, who has a child, to put down the controller and help one of the children that needed funding. Head over to Gamerosity to help kids like Carolyn find hope and joy during what could be the most difficult time of their young lives. Help spread to the joy of gaming!
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