The American Heart Association helps fund research for new treatments, provides programs and services for survivors and their families. The reason I'm putting this donation goal up is because my Son's school is having a fund raiser with a goal of $1,000 USD per kid. He's been personally effected by losing someone with heart issues. It's a long story, but I'll try my best to keep it short...
Their mother (my x-wife - we've both remarried to another now) had triplets with her husband. No it wasn't planned nor expected. Out of the three, two of them suffered from extreme medical issues since birth and out of those two, one passed away last year when he was only 7 months old, from heart issues and severe seizures. The other one with medical issues, also has some heart issues and has suffered other medical issues that has had him in a children's hospital most of his life. This affected my son and daughter that are too young to unfortunately have had to go through this at their age. The two surviving babies are just over 1 years old now and my son is dead set on reaching this $1000 goal. He's so willing to do so, that he asked me to give him all of his money out of his wallet to give to this cause.
I haven't told him that I'm going to attempt to raise this money through this great community of gamers. I know this could be possible with the support that everyone shows towards their peers and the donations that come in to help keep everything going here. I ran a donation for something my wife volunteered for and we raise something like $230 is just a 3-4 day period. We can do this and I'm really hoping to be able to provide the full goal to him with your support.
I'm going to shut the donations down that come to the community to focus all funds into this fund raiser for the American Heart Association.