Despite being quite neatly crushed under a mountain of work, exhaustion, and wedding stuff, I always had grand plans to sit down and write a blog post about my upcoming 25-hour charity stream for Extra Life, a foundation directly benefiting Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across the US. Originally, I was afraid that I’d be writing it with nothing towards my $200 goal.
Well, I have good news — thanks to the kindness of some amazing people on Twitter, it’s not even the day of the stream and I’ve already surpassed that goal.
So yes, I am here with my donation meter raised nicely to the tippy-top, but I’m not stopping there. I’m still accepting donations on my Extra Life fundraising page, and will be through my charity stream starting at 8 a.m. PST on November 2nd. 100% of the money donated goes straight to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL, which is the hospital that saved my life as an infant and has gone on to save many more children in their time of need. Through top-of-the-line medical services and a hefty dose of love and care, All Children’s has done so much for this world that no gushing recommendation or praise can do them justice. I’m eternally grateful to them, since without their expertise I would not be here right now. That’s why even though I’ve moved to California, I’m still playing for my hometown hospital — though I wish I could play for every single one of them, because all of the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals deserve our support.
The charity stream itself will be broadcast on my Twitch channel. I don’t have a concrete list of games I’ll be playing, but there’s bound to be some World of Warcraft, maybe a bit of Hearthstone as long as everyone promises not to make fun of my skill deficiency, and the potential for some FFXIV: A Realm Reborn. Beyond that, my Steam library is pretty terrifying in its meatiness, so there’s no telling what I’ll choose as the night wears on. I may also switch over to the XBox for some Batman goodness. Since I won’t be able to stream from the console (at least, not that I know of), I’ll be giving out my gamertag if and when that happens so that people can verify that I’m still going strong! I’m also hoping to be able to snag some dear friends to hang out with me on voice-chat during my PC gaming escapades, and once sleep deprivation hits me full force, I’ll probably end up also broadcasting some demented Overlord Bunny Puppet Show or interpretive dance number or something.
(As a fair warning, though, later in the night I will likely need to maintain radio silence while I game, since my computer is in the bedroom and The Fiance will be sleeping.)
I hope to see you on the 2nd!