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Hello family and friends,
This Saturday, October 20th, will mark my second time participating in Extra Life. I’ll be gaming this weekend to raise money for Seattle Children’s Hospital. All proceeds go directly to the hospital to help sick children. Last year Extra Life raised over $1.2 million, we want to break that record. I also pledged I would get a tattoo if I reached my goal. And I did. This year, I’ll be doing the same thing: but you get to choose this time.
Shameless plugs aside, this is a charity that is near and dear to me. And bottom line: this is all for the children. I have had the fortune of having a relatively great life without any major illnesses or injuries. Most of these kids aren’t so lucky. But with your help, you’re helping support and build towards a better life for them. I wouldn’t be offering to mark my body permanently if this wasn’t important. Anything you can donate will help. It all starts by going here: Extra Life 2012.
Like last year, I’ll get a tattoo if I raise my goal of $500. However, you get to choose what it will be. As a further incentive, if I raise more than $500, I’ll provide video snippets of when I go get that tattoo as well. I have selected a few tattoos to choose from. Let me know what you think. Just to clarify, you DO NOT have to take part of the poll. The main important thing is to GET INVOLVED, and if you can, DONATE. The voting poll is at the bottom.
Option 1: The Extra Life Logo
This is most likely the most appropriate choice. And it’d compliment my tattoo from last year.
Option 2: Portal Logo
I love the HL series, but I’m especially a big fan of Portal. If you haven’t played it, do yourself a favor and head to Steam now.
Option 3: Gears of War
I’m also a big Gears of war fan and have wanted some Gears ink for awhile. This isn’t exactly how I would get it. I want the Lancers (the chainsaw guns) in the background; but the skull would be more in line with the authentic one.
This post is long overdue. Back in October I participated in a charity event to help support my local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital: Extra Life. As an effort to raise money, I promised that I’d get a tattoo if I reached my goal. With just a few hours left, I surpassed my goal thankfully. And true to my word, the following week I went out and got this…
This is slightly more detailed version of the Extra Life 2011 logo courtesy of Lucky Devil Tattoo Parlor here in Seattle. I was one of those people that always wanted a tattoo but wasn’t sure what to get. But this choice seems fitting: it portrays my passion for gaming. At the same time it’s not for entirely selfish reasons. It’s also a reminder to me that there’s people out there who need more help than I ever would; as such, I should really be grateful for what I have in this fleeting life.
I can’t wait for Extra Life 2012. I’ll definitely be participating again. And I’m definitely considering getting another tattoo if I reach my goal. But this time, I may leave the decision to my sponsors as to what I’ll get. Stay tuned.