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Gamers Helping Gillette Kids Realize Their Full Potential

Dr. Chantel Barney explains and RE demonstrates how virtual reality goggles are used with Gillette patients to manage pain and anxiety.
Vikings Rookie Defensive End Patrick Jones II toured Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and tried out the virtual reality goggles. Patrick is gaming for Gillette through Extra Life.
Easy Allies gamed with Game Informer and MinnMax for added fun on Extra Life Day.
An Extra Life Nerds team member, Doua, works with Troy Cleland, leader of the Extra Life Nerds and President of the Twin Cities Extra Life Guild, to stream their fundraising event.
Part of the Extra Life Nerds Team hung out with RE & Mom, Karlyn.









Game Informer and MinnMax teams partner together for Extra Life raising funds for Gillette.









RE’s mom, Karlyn, and Extra Life Nerds team member Mike, watch as RE plays her favorite game.
RE is on top of her game.
Dr. Barney and RE were streamed during the virtual reality goggle demonstration.


Gamers of all kinds are challenging themselves not only on a gaming level, but also to raise funds for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. Teams and individuals have been fundraising all year and joined together on November 6, recognized internationally as Extra Life day. So far, Gillette gamers have surpassed the $300,000 milestone. The 2021 goal is $340,000. You can help us get there by going to Extra Life, sign up and choose to support Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare or support a gamer or a team who is supporting Gillette.

Ruth Evelyn (RE), a Gillette patient, helped Gillette research scientist Dr. Chantel Barney demonstrate how virtual reality equipment is being used at Gillette for pain management.  RE also helped thank the Extra Life Nerds for fundraising for Gillette.