I feel compelled to write to you guys about this wonderful charity you guys are organizing. My name is Marshall Anderson, and I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While I’m old enough to not be immediately affected by child’s play, I was a child that spent a good half of a year in a hospital. When I was 5 years old, I was hit by a car, and spent the next six months in the hospital, re-learning how to breathe, walk, and move like I used to. During that time, I was in my bed for the first 2 months, and in rehabilitation for the following 4.
Throughout my time in the hospital, I have one really strong memory that makes me smile. And that’s when I was finally able to leave my bed and visit the playroom. And the most vivid thing I remember about that first trip to the playroom and seeing, and playing, my first arcade machine. They had an old pong machine, with the roller ball and dual screen. It is my first memory in the world of gaming, and one of the few, but very special, good memories I have from that ordeal. It is a true honor and privilege to be able to give back to those hospitals that give hope to children around the world. And it is a true honor to know that gamers around the world are showing our true colors.