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Matthew Dimalanta's Fundraiser:

The Mighty Taylor Vs. Cancer, ThanksGaming 2016

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BENEFITING: GAMERS GIVING INC

ORGANIZER: GAMERS GIVING INC

EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2016

Matthew Dimalanta

THE STORY:

In June 2016, friend and fellow gamer, Jake, found out that his youngest daughter Taylor has type-ALL Leukemia. Taylor, now age 7, is in the fight of her young life and her whole family is right there with her, for every needle stick, spinal tap, chemo treatment, doctor appointment, and on and on and on. The good news is that there have been vast improvements in Leukemia treatment over the last few decades, the bad news is that cancer sucks and turns life for the whole family into barely controlled chaos.

 

As gamers we take care of each other. As I was looking for ways that I could help, I was told by someone, "Isn't this something for her community to support her on?" This struck me pretty hard. The Burgess family is a gaming family and have been very active in this community... Taylor included. WE are her community.

 

So, I am mobilizing. This is a chance for gamers to help a fellow gamer in need... a 7 year old girl with cancer.

 

With an ongoing disease like cancer you never know when a good day might turn into a trip to the doctor, or a regularly scheduled doctor's appointment might turn into a multi-day stay at the hospital. That means that not only is there a huge cost for treatment, but also unexpected absences from work means that the family's income is being impacted. Taylor's Dad is firefighter, and her Mom is a teached at a local school.  Everyday for years they've been giving to our community, now it is time to help them out in their time of need!

 

You can visit the caring bridge at https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/taylorburgess

 

Gamers Giving is hosting a 24 hour gaming marathon on Oct 8-9, 2016 at Total Escape Games in Broomfield, CO. In addition to gaming with some of Colorado's most well known and loved GMs, there will be a silent auction full of cool and unique items as well as special benefits for top fundraisers! If you are interested in playing you can pre-register for your seats at www.warhorn.net/events/thanksgaming-2016

 

In addition, everyone knows the size of my board game collection. For every $200 I raise on my campaign page, I will raffle off a board game to someone that donated $20 or more. This is not as part of Gamers Giving, but something I am doing myself to encourage people to help Taylor.

 

Please join the team by creating your own fundraising page or making a donation, and spreading the word to your friends and family! C'mon, do it for the Mighty Taylor!

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To This Fundraiser

$425

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alicia Chavez

    $25

  • David Chisamore

    $100

  • Scott and Delilah DeMers

    $100

  • Michael Iachini

    $100

  • The Edwards Family

    $25

  • Blodgett Family

    $25

  • Ryan Family

     

  • McCormick Family

    $25

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14% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $9,097 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Ed Doolittle

Amount Raised

$2,707

 

108% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Wendy Reischl

Amount Raised

$1,528

 

153% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Camdon Wright

Amount Raised

$960

 

128% Raised of $750 Goal

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Jacob Burgess

Amount Raised

$700

 

140% Raised of $500 Goal

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Michael Surbrook

Amount Raised

$630

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Shawn Gustafson

Amount Raised

$535

 

107% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Dimalanta

Amount Raised

$425

 

14% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Derek Johnson

Amount Raised

$332

 

33% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

McCormick Family

McCormick Family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ryan Family

Ryan Family

2 years ago

Blodgett Family

Blodgett Family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

The Edwards Family

The Edwards Family

DONATION: $25

Prayers and well wishes!!! 2 years ago

Michael Iachini

Michael Iachini

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Scott and Delilah DeMers

Scott and Delilah DeMers

DONATION: $100

You go and kick cancer's butt!!!! 2 years ago

David Chisamore

David Chisamore

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Alicia Chavez

Alicia Chavez

DONATION: $25

Loads of love and strength to all of you 2 years ago