WOW! That was quite the event, wasn't it?
First, let us say thank you to everyone for everything! Thank you to our wonderful helpers Brenna, Jeremy, Hachemi and Kayla. Thank you to all our wonderful guests for skyping in. Thank you to all of you who donated, tuned in, tweeted and came to give us any form of support. You're all fantastic and make this so much fun to do.
We are honored to support such a wonderful charity like Child's Play. Over $2,500 was raised in just 33 hours. Amazing!! We are up to just over $5,200 for the year. Only about $2,000 till we reach our goal! Our hearts are filled with such pride!
Though we had some technical issues at first, we were able to bounce back and continue on in high spirits. It was a bit sad to lose the creative server we spent months on making mini-games, but we pushed on. Kelly wrote a great post about it below so Im not going to dwell on it.
Dan spent over 125 hours coding our wonderful modification and did an outstanding job! Aaron also coded and debugged his heart as well. I am beyond impressed with their dedication and abilities. Way to go guys!
Kelly worked really hard on creating fun mini-games for our bucket, Charlie. She is so creative!! :D Amazing fun was had. She also worked with guest speakers to organize skype calls as well as writing up player/sleep schedules and event times. So organized! Great job, girl!
Keith did our pre-event press like Facebook and Twitter. He has a way with words and humor. You're a regular cut-up!
Chris has finals this week, and was still able to be a part of our great minithon! We do a lot of prep work and meetings, meaning his studies had to wait, and we're sure it was hard sometimes but he still made it work! Also, congratulation on your upcoming graduation, Chris!
Brenna is always an amazing helper! She led the way and took great care of us and our viewers! You're amazing, Brenna! Our helpers Jeremy, Hachemi and Kalya also deserve a huge round of applause for taking time out of their lives to lend helping hands. Thanks guys, your epic!
We had a list of fantastic guests that joined us: Directional Pad, Jetforce Gemini, Sound Defence, Tofuboi, Solnus, Malfunt, Trymantha, Edroach, Pongo Sapien and the guys from Mario Marathon! It was great to hear your voices and have you join us in game. It was also really great to hear why Child's Play Charity is important to you.
I love this charity, and I love the community that we have become a part of. Im so glad we can do this for the children stuck in hospitals. It really is a hard life being trapped inside, and being poked and prodded by doctors and nurses. Im so happy we can help provide them an outlet, something to take their minds off the smell of bleach and illness they are suffering from. While its fun to play games and be entertaining, the most important thing is all this is the children. We must keep them in our minds and hearts.
Ill always remember the first time I was really sick for a long time, and the game that got me through it. Mario 3 on the NES. I was lucky enough to have a mom who saw the importance in having something to keep my mind off where I was, and what was happening to me. Even to this day when I fall ill, I have games to keep me company. I want this for all children, no matter what circumstances they come from. We will continue to work hard and raise what we can for this fantastic origination! Thank you so much for all your help everyone!
We look forward to our next marathon!