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Why I Extra Life:For Myself and All My Friends in the Disability Community

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Article written by Doug T., a second-year participant who plays for Children's National Health System.

 

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2017 will be my second year participating in this amazing project, and I'm personally playing for Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC. Having been born with spina bifida, I have needed the services of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals many times in my youth.

 

They were always there for me, and I am eternally grateful to them for essentially keeping me alive. With the somewhat unpredictable nature of spina bifida, doctors were not sure how long I'd live when I was born. Through the help and amazing treatment from Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, I am proud to say that I just celebrated my 40th birthday last month, and I have no intentions of slowing down.


I've seen the amazing and heartwarming support that Extra Life garners, and I love being a part of this community of gamers. My team and I had a blast last year, and are looking forward to many more to come!

 

EXTRA LIFE PLAYER STATS

Team Name: Speedercrash

Team Goal: $1,000

 

 


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