Stream, Drink and Game
Jun 15 @ 8:00pm - Jun 16 @ 8:00pm
When I was a teenager I was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma. I spent a lot of time in the hospital on a bed. I didn’t have the energy to move around and be active so I needed something to keep my mind occupied. So my father’s co-workers all pitched in together and got me a Gamecube and Gameboy Advance. That was probably the best gift I had ever received and I got it at the exact moment I needed it the most. Instead of focusing on the treatment I turned my focus to the game. It helped me escape the current world I was in and allowed me to feel like a normal kid again. That gift did so much more for me then just distract me, it impacted my personality and character. If I had not had that then I’m sure once my treatment had finished I probably would have been a completely different person with a different look on life. Instead I’m more optimistic, generous and an overall happy person. It’s actually sorta funny, when I think about my treatment the only
things that sticks out to me is playing games and joking around with my friends.
That was way back in 2004 and June 11th will mark the 9 year anniversary. To celebrate that wonderful event I want to give back to the community by doing the one thing that helped me the most during my treatment and that is playing video games.
With the help of my friends, we’ll be playing games and doing all sorts of fun events to raise money for Child’s Play. These events.range from a raffle, competing challenges and in general making a fool of ourselves over the internet.
Join us at http://www.twitch.tv/streamdrinkandgame ,June 15th, to enjoy the celebration