Lance, one of my colleagues, was introduced to the world of video games as early as 3 or 4 years old.
“I just picked it up, and I never put it back down,” he says.
Lance’s love for video games is no secret in our office. He recently introduced our department to Super Smash Bros while wearing a matching Super Mario T-shirt.
He promises me his love for gaming goes beyond marching around, starting wars and shooting people. Lance is intrigued by the music, the storyline and how the game looks. He compares it to other media, like books, movies and TV shows. Only instead of just watching a character heal others, Lance gets to be the character. He is a part of the story. He controls the outcome.
Plus, Lance says, there’s a video game for everyone. He bought developed to stimulate the brain for his 86-year-old grandmother, who used to do crossword puzzles all the time but recently has had issues with her memory. The game not only kept her stimulated, but he also noticed an improvement in her memory.
I think it’s safe to say nobody was more psyched than Lance when The Blood Center partnered with Team Liquid for the Heal for Real campaign. Team Liquid is an international esports organization with more a fanbase of more than 7 million people. The campaign is aimed at the gamer community because healers can be a big part of winning attacks.
As Lance says, “Everyone knows healers win the game.”
Additionally, everyone who credits the campaign at a Heal for Real drive will get a custom Team Liquid T-shirt and is entered into a raffle to win an Alienware Aurora Computers valued at $800. Lance says he used to own the same system. Then, he excitedly tells me these computers are pre-built with high-quality parts, and they’re easily upgradeable.
Gamers should check out the Heal for Real campaign. You legit will help us save lives, and you might win a high-quality piece of equipment to improve your game.
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