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Why I Extra Life

This post was written by second-year Extra Lifer LunaXTwilitXGoddess playing for Phoenix Children’s Hospital through You can learn more about Extra Life at

So, originally, I had gotten involved with Extra Life through a streaming acquaintance and thought it would be fun. But the more I got into it and heard what Extra Life does for children, the more I wanted to help. See, I was in the hospital as a child, having a major spinal fusion done, to fix my scoliosis. At the time, Extra Life wasn’t around yet. But the more I think about it now, the more I wish they were. But I know what it’s like being in the hospital, scared and unsure what was gonna happen next. I want to play games and help children, and maybe inspire hope for those who need it, no matter how big.

I am a part of Extra Life because I want to help children who’re like me, going through big surgeries, or needing medicine that can help them. I feel now that this is where I want to be, doing what I can to help, and keeping an upbeat, positive attitude for those who may need it. I’m not gonna give up! This is just the beginning!

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