If you love gaming, then you know that every gamer, and every game developer is human. And sometimes that means that they run into problems that they need help with. As a community, it’s our right, privilege, and roll to stand up and help where we can.
The Hope for Jena Leukemia Auction is just one such event. Hosted by Rebel Games and supported by companies like PopCap Games, Paradox Industries, Gunnar Optiks, and Sony, this two-day event will include live gaming lobbies through Justin.tv and Ebay auctions of cool stuff donated by PopCap Games and Gunnar Optiks.
Jena Aird-Spach, sister of Rebal Games’ Stephanie Vivian, has been diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML), a fast-growing cancer of the blood and bone marrow. After an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant, her doctors informed her that chemo would be deadly and possibly another transplant at this time. They are looking into alternative treatment and truly need the support and help of the community.
As someone with a family member with Leukemia (not the same kind) this hits close to home. So I ask you all to do what you can, in any small or large way, to help out. That’s what community is for.