Extra Life is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s fundraising program within the gaming community. Participants fundraise year-round and pledge to game for 24 hours with one goal: to save and improve the lives of sick and injured kids. Funds raised stay local to help pediatric patients at 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $30 million for member hospitals. The movement, formed by gamers bonded by passion, is committed to saving and improving the lives of local kids.
Last October, author, Ashley Uzell’s daughter, Kassidy was taken ill with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Luckily, it was found early. After two tough rounds of chemo, she is now in remission.
Kassidy was positive through it all. Even when she lost her hair, she was upbeat and fun to be around. Now thirteen and back in school, she is doing well.
Ashely has been raising money all year to help the foundation and this year, Kassidy is joining the Extra Life annual charity event for gamers.
Kassidy will be raising money for CHKD, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Virginia, the hospital that treated her while she had cancer.
Please consider donating to Extra Life this year. ALL donations go to the hospital of the player’s choice. Any amount helps, even just a few dollars. Donating is safe and easy.
Kassidy’s Extra Life page.