The gaming community continues to help its members who are battling illness with the creation of a special charity in memory of one incredibly passionate gamer.
A UK-based charity, TheRockinR, was created to honor the memory of a strong-willed and passionate gamer, Reece ‘TheRockinR’ Miree.
Its goal is to bring joy and comfort to other gamers-at-heart who have an ailment that prevents them from indulging in their love for games.
TheRockinR is another organization started within the gaming community that seeks to help those in need. This one is unique, however, in that it strives “to support children through the healing process as they undergo treatment in pediatric hospitals or hospices.”
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Miree was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an inoperable and incurable brain tumor, at the age of 10. He passed away at the age of 11.
Although tragically taken, his story is one of hope by finding joy in what you love.
TheRockinR is a registered charity created by Miree’s family and headed by his father, Jonny Miree, that aims to support anyone else afflicted by DIPG. The charity provides mobile gaming units to patients and, in conjunction with the charity Abbie’s Army, aims to raise awareness and funding into DIPG “research, (to) help overturn this 'terminal' prognosis.”
To help the cause, TheRockinR takes one-time or monthly donations, as well as shares and retweets. In donating, people or businesses can help sponsor a gaming unit that “offer huge benefits to patients, healthcare professionals, play specialists and parents, often offering a welcome distraction to the child’s illness or treatment.”
To learn more about TheRockinR, visit the official website at therockinr.org.uk.