Play Halo 3, Help Beenie Get a New Kidney
March 6, 2008 24 Comments
Planning a charity tournament takes a lot of manpower and a huge investment of time. You have to manage the finer details of sign ups and donations. You need to figure out what gametypes will be played and what rules will be enforced. You also have to organize multiple brackets. On top of all that, the people hosting them volunteer their hours and do it all for free, simply because they care. Such is the case with this Halo 3 charity tournament.
The Help RagingJellyBean Finish the Fight Tournament, proceeds of which will be used to help fund a fellow gamer’s much needed kidney transplant, will be held the afternoon of Saturday, March 22nd (2008). Included in this Halo 3 charity tournament are two different events, FFA and also 4×4 Team Slayer. Participation is a mere $10 per person (you may donate without participating as well).
I don’t know RagingJellyBean. I do know we share a passion for blowing the Covenant to smithereens on a frequent basis but beyond that, all I know is what has already been mentioned. So I asked someone close to her to share some more personal details to give us a little more insight into the situation. From Orphicdragon :
There are two main things one should know about Beenie (RagingJellybean). 1. She is not sick. She has some medical issues, but she is not now, nor is she ever going to let you call her sick. 2. She is a hard core Halo player.
Let’s start with Halo. After her stroke she lost a lot of motor function. Everything was hard for her, from tying her shoes to not biting herself when she ate. I read a couple of articles about the Wii and video games being good for hand eye coordination and hatched a plot (I plot, I’m weird like that). I managed to get her to play with me a few times, she fell in love with the xgx and the rest is history. It’s all Halo all the time now, and I can pretty much tell you what she is going to be playing in the hospital when she does get her transplant.
I could lay some sob story on the line, but it doesn’t do Beenie justice so I won’t. She has dealt with a lot of….hmmm, set backs. Few things seem to go “by the book” for her, but she is happy and relatively healthy at 20. This last year or two has brought a kidney failure, dialysis, a stroke, sepsis, hemochromatosis, four clots to her AV fistula….it’s a long list. At the end of every day, she is still ok, just needs that kidney.
She looks forward to two things these days, a kidney transplant and the day Jypcee (Head Goddess of the Femmes Fatales) let’s her put the FEM in her GT.
I can’t do anything about the gamertag request, but I can certainly spare $10 to spend an afternoon playing my favorite video game. If you would like to do the same, you can find all the information and sign up here.
Charity Tournament specifics, from Gaming4Others :
G4O is pleased to announce the Help RagingJellyBean Finish the Fight Tournament, sponsored by the Femmes Fatales. “Beanie” is a gamer in need of a life-saving kidney transplant. Without insurance to help her she needs the funds to get her needed surgery and aftercare. We are honored to be helping RJB with this endeavor.
There are two Halo 3 events running, Free For All and 4×4 Team Slayer. Here’s a summary of how this event will work.
- Each gamer will be charged $10 to enter.
- FFA matches are based 6 players, top 3 advance.
- Team matches are based on 4vs4 teams, best of three.
- Event is March 22, 2008, begins at 2 p.m. EST
- Prizes for all winners! TBA
If you are not able to participate in the tournament but would like to make a donation, a link is available. All payments will go directly into the RJB Charity Paypal account.