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    Quote Originally Posted by RockX View Post
    Well, now. This is certainly something to look forward to.
    That sounds like a volunteer post to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aidus View Post
    Children's Miracle Network is a network of hospitals all over the US and they all have the same mission. They have been my charity of choice for many years. They do truly amazing work.

    That all being said I think your solution was a terrific one and I know that donating to help children with Cleft Palate or Lip will directly improve the life of that child. I am glad you joined in the spirit of the drive which is for us as a gaming community to reach out and give back to those less fortunate than we. I am glad you did so in a way that spoke to you.
    Thanks matey

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    Choose your issue but it will exist everywhere not just local or national.
    To do so is to not believe humans are adequately equal elsewhere.

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    Red face Way to go!!

    Donated to the Team! This is a fantastic way to raise money. I didn't participate last year because I didn't hear about it! Not so this year. I am hoping I can get my Kin involved a bit not because of the nice thank you's but because the fundraiser is important!

    I have several kids that have special needs (epilepsy being the biggest) so I understand from the parents perspective how important needed medical care can be and how expensive!

    Mae Govannen!

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    Worried it didn't go through

    I couldn't donate as much as I wanted immediately, so I decided to donate through the installment option. However, my name didn't appear in the list of donations and only a single dollar was taken out of my account. Anyone else have a similar issue? Truth be told, I exited out of the confirmation window without reading and I want to make sure my donation goes through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    If you are planning on participating in Extra life as well, why not join Team Turbine? We've already got 22 team members and we're looking for more. Last year we finished in the top 3 teams for total amount raised! Of course, as with last year there are opportunities for you guys to make me do something embarrassing. Three of them actually...
    KoV (the Knights of Valour of Vilya) accepts the challenge: Perhaps a great way to raise funds: One hour of Sapience going on a raid with the top fundraising kinship??? Great job Rick: Glad you started this!
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    Kinship Leader in donations??

    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post


    Kinship Goal STATUS
    The Kinship with the largest total donation in the name of their Kin (The donor name must be in the name of the kinship or the kinship must be named in the donation note) will have a lottery named after their kinship.

    Standings as of 10/15/2013
    Leader: Rangers of the West-Gladden ($250)
    Second Place:
    Nossecemna ($50).
    The Knights of Valour of Vilya is up to $780.00 in Kinship donations... great job KoV members: Thanks for your donations for the kids.
    Last edited by whosjgalt; Oct 17 2013 at 01:14 AM. Reason: update to data
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockX View Post
    Well, now. This is certainly something to look forward to.
    I have a feeling Sapience just voluntold RockX about this one.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by whosjgalt View Post
    The Knights of Valour of Vilya is up to $780.00 in Kinship donations... great job KoV members: Thanks for your donations for the kids.
    I saw this last night and just haven't had time to update. Donations EXPLODED last night. Over 200 yesterday alone. And a number of Kinships really stepped up last night.

    We're now less than $3700 away from matching last year's TOTAL and we still have a couple of weeks to go!


    Quote Originally Posted by whosjgalt View Post
    KoV (the Knights of Valour of Vilya) accepts the challenge: Perhaps a great way to raise funds: One hour of Sapience going on a raid with the top fundraising kinship??? Great job Rick: Glad you started this!
    Hmmm.... That's an idea. Someone did claim an hour of my time for Elendilmir and I'm still trying to figure out which server I'm going to spend my 1 Hour creepside time on. Maybe I'll come play for an hour with the winning Kin or do a Twitch dev chat (and try to steal a dev to do it with me). probably wouldn't be on the marathon day, but could be the week after. I'll have to give this some thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belnavar View Post
    That sounds like a volunteer post to me.

    -Bel
    I was thinking the exact same thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    .... and I'm still trying to figure out which server I'm going to spend my 1 Hour creepside time on

    I did rather try to hint with the correct donation and the request for an _extra_ creepside hour that you come visit Crickhollow. If you can't, then my official choice for streaming is of course, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello_Kitty_Online
    Assuming that game is still up of course. Your Choice.

    P.S., you need to raise the goal again, you are above 15k.... Actually you are almost at the goal above that goal too.
    Last edited by EmyrSelyf; Oct 17 2013 at 11:40 AM.

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    Awesomesauce!

    Go Team Turbine!!

    and +1 as well to the folks contributing in the spirit of this thread to causes meaningful to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EmyrSelyf View Post
    I did rather try to hint with the correct donation and the request for an _extra_ creepside hour that you come visit Crickhollow. If you can't, then my official choice for streaming is of course, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello_Kitty_Online
    Assuming that game is still up of course. Your Choice.

    P.S., you need to raise the goal again, you are above 15k.... Actually you are almost at the goal above that goal too.
    One of my co-workers made me play Hello Kitty last year for 2 hours. NEVER AGAIN.


    And yes, the Inklings of Meneldor just blew away the goal and moved us well up the path.

    One not about the Lunch at Legal Harborside (Floor 1 people!). First, this is it: http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaur...gal-harborside
    You do need to come to Boston to claim it, so if you get the email please let me know if you aren't going to use it and I'll try and find someone who will. Last year the winner took me up on it during PAX East.


    In related news, Team Turbine is now in 3rd place about $6k behind Reddit (2nd place) and I'm in 3rd over all about $7k behind Archon the Wizard (in first).

    You guys are amazing!
    Last edited by Sapience; Oct 17 2013 at 12:07 PM.

  13. #63
    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    I saw this last night and just haven't had time to update. Donations EXPLODED last night. Over 200 yesterday alone. And a number of Kinships really stepped up last night.

    We're now less than $3700 away from matching last year's TOTAL and we still have a couple of weeks to go!




    Hmmm.... That's an idea. Someone did claim an hour of my time for Elendilmir and I'm still trying to figure out which server I'm going to spend my 1 Hour creepside time on. Maybe I'll come play for an hour with the winning Kin or do a Twitch dev chat (and try to steal a dev to do it with me). probably wouldn't be on the marathon day, but could be the week after. I'll have to give this some thought.
    Great idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TaSwavo4God View Post
    The time you make an international charity request I'm upin you face.
    This is for YOU not for my country. Not for any country but your own.
    ....
    your money is better served this way if you want INTERNATIONAL donational help

    Actually, you have the option to donate to the International-serving Children's Miracle Network hospitals. The hospital I've chosen for my Extra Life page is located in Washington D.C. and they treat kids from other countries -- they get flown in and given medical treatment they're unable to get where they're from. Just because the charity is located in the U.S. (and some in Canada), doesn't mean it is isolated to it. There are many gamers doing Extra Life who are in other countries and raising funds for the International-serving hospitals in the Network. Please research a charity before you disparage it!
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    I donated what little I could
    but regardless I donated
    Mainly becuase i wanna see you dye your beard, but more importantly It's for the children
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    One of my co-workers made me play Hello Kitty last year for 2 hours. NEVER AGAIN.

    That's quite a coincidence!

    You might have to raise the goal again before you go home. lol It's within $75

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaSwavo4God View Post
    The time you make an international charity request I'm upin you face.
    This is for YOU not for my country. Not for any country but your own.
    Worse in my opinion it it for people with hardshipt not ruined lives.
    Hardship is the worst you see in the USA.
    I just gave toa charity that does operations that alter a persons LIFE- in moany cases by saving it and in all others making these people be treated as human.
    I feel strongly on this as I was born with same (a step worse actuallyin some cases) condition
    But I live in the 'west' (UK) and so it's all sorted
    I have a lucky life and have a babe of a wife (I'm smart and funny as you might know) and a beautiful son.

    I had my first op when I was 2 weeks old - and then had loads extra over the years 'til I was 12
    that was 1964 - nowadays they can do ONE operation. ONE
    and fix it enough for these kids to have a life

    www.smiletrain.com
    it's about LIVES of people who live in places too poor for simple ops (I donated enough for one op) but I plan to do something bigger soon

    btw - all the pics you see - that was me - but I had a cleft palette too - meant it went all the way through the top of my mouth
    less simple op - but cheap now

    your money is better served this way if you want INTERNATIONAL donational help
    sorry guys - Boston is cool but really selfish when you look at the worldwide players - even americans are not all in Boston
    Each year someone tries to make this political and somehow take a swipe at America in the process. So let me educate you a little bit.

    For starters, there is an old saying, "Think Global, Act local". That sort of speaks for itself.

    Next, If you think "hardship" is the worst you see in the US, you haven't got clue one. We have birth defects. We have poverty. We have the same problems as any country in the world. We're blessed to be a wealthy country. No question. But that's not the question. We have the issues as most of the world and charity crosses borders. I can point to people right here in the building I'm sitting in that have children with health issues that go far beyond "hardship."

    I play for Boston Children's Hospital because I've been there and see what they do. Did you know they have an entire department that does nothing but find housing and accommodations for families that come from every country in the world. They work it out. The make sure parents of sick kids, from any country, with any illness, some who have been through every medical option in their own countries or several countries, who come to BCH have a place to stay that is as comfortable as possible and all without adding additional burdens on the family. They have an entire staff of translators for every language you can think of to make sure the families can communicate with the doctors and understand their needs.

    People come to BCH from all over the world because it's a world class hospital that is a charitable organization. They don't say no. If you walk through the door, they treat your child.

    In fact, they have an international center that serves patients from more than 100 countries including coordination of visits, medical records, travel, accommodation, and immigration.

    They have a world class research facility that's working to cure some of the worst diseases facing children all over the world. When an American physician cured Polio, was it a cure for only American children? No. It cures them all. I mention this because BCH was the first hospital in the world in 1949 to successfully culture the polio virus. A vital first step in the research that led to Dr. Salk's eventual cure (and were awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine for it). (The same team later when on to culture the measles virus, leading to its vaccine as well). Physician's at BCH were also the first to repair a fatal birth defect in newborns born without heart valves. That's a question of life, not 'hardship.'


    BCH is working on cancer research, a host of birth defects. Even PTSD research. It won't just benefit Americans, it will benefit all. Diseases, birth defects, 'hardships' dont' pay attention to borders, politics, or financial well being. And honestly, when you're talking about children none of that matters either.

    So, yes. I play for a Hospital in my area that helps kids in my area. But they also help kids all over the world. Over a half MILLION a year. There aren't that many kids in Boston who need help. They come from everywhere.

    And you know what? If it was one kid I'd still play for them. Because even one kid facing any kind of illness, even just a simple 'hardship' illness, is one too many.
    Last edited by Sapience; Oct 17 2013 at 04:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney1119 View Post
    I donated what little I could
    but regardless I donated
    Mainly becuase i wanna see you dye your beard, but more importantly It's for the children
    I mentioned this on twitter last night. No one should ever apologize for their donations regardless of the size. Fives make tens, tens make twenties, and twenties make hundreds and hundreds quickly become thousands. All the proof you need is in the fact that the average donation is $27 and we're about to crack $16,500 raised thanks to over 600 donations to date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmyrSelyf View Post

    That's quite a coincidence!

    You might have to raise the goal again before you go home. lol It's within $75
    Just did and at this rate I might have to raise it again because we're only $400 away from $17k now.

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    Is it okay if I put an email that is different than the one I signed up to lotro with?

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    This is a great idea. An I absolutely disagree with the idea that this is in any way "for America / the US". This is for children ... and I don't care where they live. If they need help, they should get it. That's why I donated here ... that's why I have two godchildren in India. Thank you Sapience for doing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Verwen View Post
    Is it okay if I put an email that is different than the one I signed up to lotro with?
    Yes it is. As long as it's somewhere you know you will get the email. I use the email to send codes out and to send notes if you win any of the physical items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    Each year someone tries to make this political and somehow take a swipe at America in the process. So let me educate you a little bit.

    For starters, there is an old saying, "Think Global, Act local". That sort of speaks for itself.

    Next, If you think "hardship" is the worst you see in the US, you haven't got clue one. We have birth defects. We have poverty. We have the same problems as any country in the world. We're blessed to be a wealthy country. No question. But that's not the question. We have the issues as most of the world and charity crosses borders. I can point to people right here in the building I'm sitting in that have children with health issues that go far beyond "hardship."

    I play for Boston Children's Hospital because I've been there and see what they do. Did you know they have an entire department that does nothing but find housing and accommodations for families that come from every country in the world. They work it out. The make sure parents of sick kids, from any country, with any illness, some who have been through every medical option in their own countries or several countries, who come to BCH have a place to stay that is as comfortable as possible and all without adding additional burdens on the family. They have an entire staff of translators for every language you can think of to make sure the families can communicate with the doctors and understand their needs.

    People come to BCH from all over the world because it's a world class hospital that is a charitable organization. They don't say no. If you walk through the door, they treat your child.

    In fact, they have an international center that serves patients from more than 100 countries including coordination of visits, medical records, travel, accommodation, and immigration.

    They have a world class research facility that's working to cure some of the worst diseases facing children all over the world. When an American physician cured Polio, was it a cure for only American children? No. It cures them all. I mention this because BCH was the first hospital in the world in 1949 to successfully culture the polio virus. A vital first step in the research that led to Dr. Salk's eventual cure (and were awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine for it). (The same team later when on to culture the measles virus, leading to its vaccine as well). Physician's at BCH were also the first to repair a fatal birth defect in newborns born without heart valves. That's a question of life, not 'hardship.'


    BCH is working on cancer research, a host of birth defects. Even PTSD research. It won't just benefit Americans, it will benefit all. Diseases, birth defects, 'hardships' dont' pay attention to borders, politics, or financial well being. And honestly, when you're talking about children none of that matters either.

    So, yes. I play for a Hospital in my area that helps kids in my area. But they also help kids all over the world. Over a half MILLION a year. There aren't that many kids in Boston who need help. They come from everywhere.

    And you know what? If it was one kid I'd still play for them. Because even one kid facing any kind of illness, even just a simple 'hardship' illness, is one too many.
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    Btw ... 17,000 reached
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    And as a player from Sweden, shut up about the politics, this is about kids, sick kids. Nationality, gender, race and whatever doesn't matter because they are still sick!
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