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  1. Yep. You read that right. Participants now fundraising for Children's Miracle Network hospitals and foundations in Canada can now receive donations in the Canadian currency. How does it work? By default, any donor who donates via credit card on www.extra-life.org and has a Canadian billing address will automatically be charged in CAD. All other transactions will be processed in USD. What does this mean for you? It means that any donations, platinum upgrades or registration fees Canadian registrants pay will be processed in CAD (assuming you're using a credit card that is registered with a billing address in Canada). It also means that any friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, strangers on the train, etc. who live in Canada and support fundraising efforts will also be charged in CAD. To put it simply, there's no more need to worry about those tricky conversion rates! This upgrade to the website will make it easier for Canadian Extra Lifers to play games, heal kids. The fundraising is turn-key, when and how you play is up to you, and children's hospitals win. Every time! We've posted more information about this upgrade at this link. Stay tuned for more improvements to the participant and donor experience coming soon. View full article
  2. Yep. You read that right. Participants now fundraising for Children's Miracle Network hospitals and foundations in Canada can now receive donations in the Canadian currency. How does it work? By default, any donor who donates via credit card on www.extra-life.org and has a Canadian billing address will automatically be charged in CAD. All other transactions will be processed in USD. What does this mean for you? It means that any donations, platinum upgrades or registration fees Canadian registrants pay will be processed in CAD (assuming you're using a credit card that is registered with a billing address in Canada). It also means that any friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, strangers on the train, etc. who live in Canada and support fundraising efforts will also be charged in CAD. To put it simply, there's no more need to worry about those tricky conversion rates! This upgrade to the website will make it easier for Canadian Extra Lifers to play games, heal kids. The fundraising is turn-key, when and how you play is up to you, and children's hospitals win. Every time! We've posted more information about this upgrade at this link. Stay tuned for more improvements to the participant and donor experience coming soon.
  3. I Extra Life for TORI! Victoria is the reason Extra Life was started and is my reason to participate in this cause. My life changed after Victoria was diagnosed, we are cousins and very close in age so her being sick was very hard for me to understand- then my life changed, even more, when we lost her. For a very long time, I would try to volunteer at hospitals or be involved in other ways to help kids and I just couldn't bring back memories of her being in the hospital. Now with Extra Life, I enjoy participating, we are playing games, putting a smile on children's faces and players faces, and most of all we are raising money and awareness so that one day someone's life doesn't have to change because of a nasty disease! This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Shelly Magoulas playing for Texas Children's Hospital. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org.
  4. I Extra Life for TORI! Victoria is the reason Extra Life was started and is my reason to participate in this cause. My life changed after Victoria was diagnosed, we are cousins and very close in age so her being sick was very hard for me to understand- then my life changed, even more, when we lost her. For a very long time, I would try to volunteer at hospitals or be involved in other ways to help kids and I just couldn't bring back memories of her being in the hospital. Now with Extra Life, I enjoy participating, we are playing games, putting a smile on children's faces and players faces, and most of all we are raising money and awareness so that one day someone's life doesn't have to change because of a nasty disease! This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Shelly Magoulas playing for Texas Children's Hospital. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org. View full article
  5. When I was little, I was always in and out of the ICU due to my bad asthma. I remember there being a small game room, back in the day, at Arkansas Children's Hospital. When I was able to leave my room, I would go there every chance I got. Just being able to leave my hospital bed, and get in an hour or two of gaming on their NES and SNES helped just as much as the care the doctors were giving. When I found out about Extra Life after moving to Texas, memories of that tiny game room flooded back. All I could think about was how that helped me, even when I was close to death's door. I knew I had to be a part of this. I wanted, no, I had to help and do my part! Extra Life helps kids in need. I know how they feel because I was right there with them. This is why I Extra Life. This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Zander Price playing for Texas Children's Hospital. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org.
  6. When I was little, I was always in and out of the ICU due to my bad asthma. I remember there being a small game room, back in the day, at Arkansas Children's Hospital. When I was able to leave my room, I would go there every chance I got. Just being able to leave my hospital bed, and get in an hour or two of gaming on their NES and SNES helped just as much as the care the doctors were giving. When I found out about Extra Life after moving to Texas, memories of that tiny game room flooded back. All I could think about was how that helped me, even when I was close to death's door. I knew I had to be a part of this. I wanted, no, I had to help and do my part! Extra Life helps kids in need. I know how they feel because I was right there with them. This is why I Extra Life. This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Zander Price playing for Texas Children's Hospital. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org. View full article
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    Why I Extra Life: Tim

    Hey, my name is Tim the Asian. Gaming has always been a big part of my life. I first got involved with raising money for Extra Life by putting together the event for my group Guns of the Helghast. It was free and easy to do. This year I'll probably be playing hack//last recode Destiny 2, Killzone Shadowfall, and more. I will be playing for John's Hopkins All Children's Hospital. And this will be my first year playing in Florida. But, second time as a participant. So, come check me out on Twitch.tv/jiin_kun or over on Twitter @timtheasianinc. This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Tim Horton playing for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org.
  8. Hey, my name is Tim the Asian. Gaming has always been a big part of my life. I first got involved with raising money for Extra Life by putting together the event for my group Guns of the Helghast. It was free and easy to do. This year I'll probably be playing hack//last recode Destiny 2, Killzone Shadowfall, and more. I will be playing for John's Hopkins All Children's Hospital. And this will be my first year playing in Florida. But, second time as a participant. So, come check me out on Twitch.tv/jiin_kun or over on Twitter @timtheasianinc. This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Tim Horton playing for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org. View full article
  9. I joined Extra Life purely as a way to help sick kids. Kids have little to no control over their life’s circumstances, and yet, they tend to weather storms better than most adults. Children are the future, and showing compassion to them in their times of dire need will teach them to always be compassionate. Several years later I had a child born with autism. While this isn't something that is directly relevant to the hospital I raise money for, I know others out there raise money for Autism Awareness. I continue to raise funds for Extra Life as a growing streamer, where I dedicate 100% of my income from the stream to Extra Life until my goal is filled. Once the goal is filled I switch to a modified model to ensure I have funds to invest back into the stream, and invest into further income-generating opportunities to, in turn, give more money to charitable causes. I Extra Life because I am proud to be a part of a community of people who genuinely want to help others, and have dedicated large quantities of time and funds to doing so. This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Roy DePhillip playing for Johns Hopkins Children's Center. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org.
  10. I joined Extra Life purely as a way to help sick kids. Kids have little to no control over their life’s circumstances, and yet, they tend to weather storms better than most adults. Children are the future, and showing compassion to them in their times of dire need will teach them to always be compassionate. Several years later I had a child born with autism. While this isn't something that is directly relevant to the hospital I raise money for, I know others out there raise money for Autism Awareness. I continue to raise funds for Extra Life as a growing streamer, where I dedicate 100% of my income from the stream to Extra Life until my goal is filled. Once the goal is filled I switch to a modified model to ensure I have funds to invest back into the stream, and invest into further income-generating opportunities to, in turn, give more money to charitable causes. I Extra Life because I am proud to be a part of a community of people who genuinely want to help others, and have dedicated large quantities of time and funds to doing so. This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Roy DePhillip playing for Johns Hopkins Children's Center. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org. View full article
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    Why I Extra Life: For Molly.

    I heard about Extra Life from Rooster Teeth and RT Sidequest about the same time. I play for my cousin’s eldest child, Molly. She was a premie and when she was little it was hard. Helmets and surgery. Braces for her legs. For a while, she seemed more distracted by lights and shiny things to even realize people were there. Now she’s 7 years old with the biggest smile and personality. I have been playing since 2013 and have no intention of stopping. I’ll play anything from video games to D&D and share as much as I can. This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Robin Moore. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org.
  12. I heard about Extra Life from Rooster Teeth and RT Sidequest about the same time. I play for my cousin’s eldest child, Molly. She was a premie and when she was little it was hard. Helmets and surgery. Braces for her legs. For a while, she seemed more distracted by lights and shiny things to even realize people were there. Now she’s 7 years old with the biggest smile and personality. I have been playing since 2013 and have no intention of stopping. I’ll play anything from video games to D&D and share as much as I can. This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Robin Moore. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org. View full article
  13. I've had three grandparents pass away due to cancer, and my hope and prayer is that projects like Extra Life and Folding @ Home will one day help save someone's son, daughter, mother, or father from cancer. I joined Extra Life last year after hearing about my friend Brad Senkovich who has done it for years. Last year I joined his team, but this year I'm trying to get my whole squadron to join! (I'm active duty military and I'm navigating the fundraising process as we speak. I'd love to see my whole base join in someday, but for now I am starting at a more realistic goal...) I'm playing for the Children's Hospital Colorado at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver, CO. My game of choice? Too many to count! But my son and I love builder/crafter games like Minecraft, Portal Knights, Terraria, and Starbound. And I love playing RPGs with my wife like Final Fantasy 14. My motto? "Speak for the silent. Stand for the broken." Love what you guys are doing! Keep up the good work! This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Nate Swanson playing for Children's Hospital of Colorado. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org.
  14. I've had three grandparents pass away due to cancer, and my hope and prayer is that projects like Extra Life and Folding @ Home will one day help save someone's son, daughter, mother, or father from cancer. I joined Extra Life last year after hearing about my friend Brad Senkovich who has done it for years. Last year I joined his team, but this year I'm trying to get my whole squadron to join! (I'm active duty military and I'm navigating the fundraising process as we speak. I'd love to see my whole base join in someday, but for now I am starting at a more realistic goal...) I'm playing for the Children's Hospital Colorado at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver, CO. My game of choice? Too many to count! But my son and I love builder/crafter games like Minecraft, Portal Knights, Terraria, and Starbound. And I love playing RPGs with my wife like Final Fantasy 14. My motto? "Speak for the silent. Stand for the broken." Love what you guys are doing! Keep up the good work! This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Nate Swanson playing for Children's Hospital of Colorado. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org. View full article
  15. I have two children that were born with Cystic Fibrosis. This is a disease I never even heard about until the first one was diagnosed with it. Everything that these two boys go through just melts my heart, and I love seeing how strong and brave they are to push through it all. This is why I Extra Life. This post was submitted through Extra Life’s Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Kristen Connor. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org.
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