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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
  11. iambrooke_

    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.
  16. 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. View full article
  17. Hi, my name is Luke and 2018 is my second year with Extra Life. I Extra Life because of my grandpa that passed away a couple months ago from cancer. Our local hospital did all they could, and I just wanted to pay them back by supporting them and raising money for them through Extra Life by doing something I love, which is gaming and streaming!!! As we all know, having a relative or someone very close pass away is the hardest thing to deal with, but having friends and charities that support you every day is something to love!! THANK YOU EXTRALIFE ❤️ #4THEKIDS This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Luke Eaton playing for Children's of Alabama. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org.
  18. Hi, my name is Luke and 2018 is my second year with Extra Life. I Extra Life because of my grandpa that passed away a couple months ago from cancer. Our local hospital did all they could, and I just wanted to pay them back by supporting them and raising money for them through Extra Life by doing something I love, which is gaming and streaming!!! As we all know, having a relative or someone very close pass away is the hardest thing to deal with, but having friends and charities that support you every day is something to love!! THANK YOU EXTRALIFE ❤️ #4THEKIDS This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Luke Eaton playing for Children's of Alabama. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org. View full article
  19. iambrooke_

    For Kaden. #WhyIExtraLife

    I Extra Life for Kaden Stinson. He is the 9-year-old son of one of my best friends in the Kansas City area. Kaden was born with a heart defect that required open-heart surgery within days of being born to save his life. To this day, CMN Hospitals continues to help and support the family with their trips to the pediatric cardiac team in Kansas City. It’s this support long after the surgery has been completed that really makes the heart warm and fuzzy. It makes me feel like I'm doing the right thing to help support an amazing organization that does so much good, no matter what the situation is. This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Joseph Skorupski playing for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org.
  20. I Extra Life for Kaden Stinson. He is the 9-year-old son of one of my best friends in the Kansas City area. Kaden was born with a heart defect that required open-heart surgery within days of being born to save his life. To this day, CMN Hospitals continues to help and support the family with their trips to the pediatric cardiac team in Kansas City. It’s this support long after the surgery has been completed that really makes the heart warm and fuzzy. It makes me feel like I'm doing the right thing to help support an amazing organization that does so much good, no matter what the situation is. This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Joseph Skorupski playing for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org. View full article
  21. Even though my brother Hunter wasn't diagnosed with cancer, our family got a big scare when he got sick at the end of April 2014. He was always extremely energetic, laughing, and talking about everything until he didn't want to eat or do anything. Then he kept throwing up even without having eaten anything the entire day. My mom took him to our doctor to see what was wrong and he told my mom Hunter had appendicitis. He said it was serious and called for a helicopter escort to the only hospital that could help him. Hunter was flown to the children's hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas and stayed there for nearly three weeks. During that time, the doctors had seen that his appendix ruptured and whatever was inside was spreading fast. They caught it in time before anything worse could have happened. My mom had to miss my senior band concert and awards ceremonies before my graduation, but I didn't care about that, I just wanted my brother to be okay. He recovered from his surgery and he got to see me graduate from high school. He came home two days before I walked across that stage. I gave him the biggest hug when I got my diploma! I have been thankful every day since then, that Children’s Miracle Network and the hospital in Little Rock helped my little brother and now he is 13 years old! I have been participating in Extra Life since September 2014 because I heard from the gamers club at CSUB that they were playing video games to help raise money for the Lauren Smalls Children’s Hospital in Bakersfield. I love playing all kinds of video games and I wanted to help any child that I could, so I signed right up. It's been 5 years since then and I try to make donations at least once a month. I want to help children and families because my family received help in our time of need. This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Jordan Bailey. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org.
  22. Even though my brother Hunter wasn't diagnosed with cancer, our family got a big scare when he got sick at the end of April 2014. He was always extremely energetic, laughing, and talking about everything until he didn't want to eat or do anything. Then he kept throwing up even without having eaten anything the entire day. My mom took him to our doctor to see what was wrong and he told my mom Hunter had appendicitis. He said it was serious and called for a helicopter escort to the only hospital that could help him. Hunter was flown to the children's hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas and stayed there for nearly three weeks. During that time, the doctors had seen that his appendix ruptured and whatever was inside was spreading fast. They caught it in time before anything worse could have happened. My mom had to miss my senior band concert and awards ceremonies before my graduation, but I didn't care about that, I just wanted my brother to be okay. He recovered from his surgery and he got to see me graduate from high school. He came home two days before I walked across that stage. I gave him the biggest hug when I got my diploma! I have been thankful every day since then, that Children’s Miracle Network and the hospital in Little Rock helped my little brother and now he is 13 years old! I have been participating in Extra Life since September 2014 because I heard from the gamers club at CSUB that they were playing video games to help raise money for the Lauren Smalls Children’s Hospital in Bakersfield. I love playing all kinds of video games and I wanted to help any child that I could, so I signed right up. It's been 5 years since then and I try to make donations at least once a month. I want to help children and families because my family received help in our time of need. This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Jordan Bailey. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org. View full article
  23. Why do I extra life? I do not have a heartfelt reason or personal connection, however, I feel like it is my responsibility as someone who was lucky to not have a hard childhood. Someone healthy and lucky who didn't have to grow up as fast as the children who benefit from this program. I Extra Life because I want to help push the research, technology, and advancements so that hopefully one day these children no longer have to grow up so fast. I was introduced to Extra Life by Josh Silverman of @ConCalPod on Twitter. He is a champion for charities, betterment, and overall humanitarian. He has involved me 2 years in a row and I plan on doing more, all for the kids. I am validated and honored to stand with the men and women who work towards charitable goals every year and help more good go to the cause. Thank you for giving us a funnel to work into and a campaign to champion for. See you in 2019! ❤️ -Jordan Woodruff "Cutwright" This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Jordan Woodruff. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org.
  24. Why do I extra life? I do not have a heartfelt reason or personal connection, however, I feel like it is my responsibility as someone who was lucky to not have a hard childhood. Someone healthy and lucky who didn't have to grow up as fast as the children who benefit from this program. I Extra Life because I want to help push the research, technology, and advancements so that hopefully one day these children no longer have to grow up so fast. I was introduced to Extra Life by Josh Silverman of @ConCalPod on Twitter. He is a champion for charities, betterment, and overall humanitarian. He has involved me 2 years in a row and I plan on doing more, all for the kids. I am validated and honored to stand with the men and women who work towards charitable goals every year and help more good go to the cause. Thank you for giving us a funnel to work into and a campaign to champion for. See you in 2019! ❤️ -Jordan Woodruff "Cutwright" This post was submitted through Extra Life's Why I Extra Life by Extra Lifer Jordan Woodruff. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org. View full article
  25. Now through September 30, GameStop stores and online at GameStop.com will be accepting donations to help local kids. One hundred percent of all customer donations collected will be equally distributed to help kids going through treatment at one of the 170 local CMN Hospitals or by having their wish granted by Make-A-Wish. Learn more about our partnership and how you can help kids like Mia treated at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals by reading GameStop's official campaign announcement.
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