We've pledged to play games to help heal kids through Extra Life, and are embarking on a 25-hour gaming marathon starting at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Nov. 2)!
Every penny raised through our Extra Life pages goes to the Alberta Children's Hospital, where Dominic spent most of his two years.
You're getting this message because you've followed Dominic's story. Maybe it was when he was still in the hospital. Maybe it was in the days after he died in 2015. Or maybe you're seeing this blog for the first time. Either way, thank you so much for your support. It means a lot.
We set our goals lower this year because we simply don't have the same time or energy to devote to charity work as we once did. There are a number of factors but our two-year-old daughter is absolutely priority No. 1. We look at fundraising as our way of parenting Dominic, even though he's no longer physically here.
That said, over the years Sean's Extra Life page alone has raised more than US$90,000. And the #Dominicstrong team there is up over US$125,000. We've done three Superhero Night games with the Medicine Hat Mavericks, five mini-golf tournaments with Hooplas, and this year's online auction through our Facebook page made another $9,400.
New to Extra Life this year is an incentives counter. What I (Sean) won't do for a donation...
$10: Wear a panda onesie for one hour of the marathon.
$50: Play a game of your choice for one hour.
$1,337: Shave off my goatee.
??: You come up with something and I'll consider it. So long as it's reasonable, I'm up for just about anything. How about Trish's nails (see the top of this post), eh?
Sean is currently at US$11,489 raised this year. But let's go further.
US$11,500: Eat a piece of chicken covered in a hot sauce that's 25 times hotter than a jalepeno.
US$12,000: Eat another piece of chicken but with The Last Dab, a hot sauce that's 400 times hotter than a jalepeno.
All donations are collected securely by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and are tax deductible. Thank you!