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Extra Life 4 Kids

24 Hours of Gaming, Helping over 25,000 Gillette Kiddos!

The Extra Life movement took over the nation for Extra Life Game Day on November 2nd. In Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, hundreds of Extra Life participants took part in the festivities raising money for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.

The Nerdery, a digital business consultancy group, graciously hosts staff and patient families every year, participating in three different states. From Board Games and Ping Pong to Virtual Reality, they had it all!

Local patient families teamed up with out of state families to participate and talk about their experience at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. One patient, Lauryn, who has been participating in Extra Life Game Day for many years, flies back to Minnesota for appointments at Gillette and to come to the Nerdery event every year.

Not only has Lauryn and her father inspired many to game for Extra Life, they touched the life of one Nerdery employee in particular who began asking how he could give back to their family on another level.

Lauryn loves to game, but at times has difficulty with a typical gaming controller. With this in mind, the Nerdery employee gifted her with a wide range of Xbox equipment and games, as well as the new adaptive controller, that will allow her to play even more games! The entire Nerdery Staff is so generous and we are humbled and honored that they choose to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, like Gillette Children’s.

Thank you to all participants who took part in Extra Life Game Day 2019!