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Title: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Adhira on July 01, 2015, 01:25:48 PM
Hi All,

At the end of April our Producer, Nathvaan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Nathvaan not only is a valued member of our staffing team, but he is a valued member of our Armageddon community. He's been playing the game since 1997 and some of you will have met him at various APM's in Chicago, Raleigh and at the Atlanta DragonCon's.

Nathvaan is undergoing an aggressive chemotherapy regime and spending a lot of time in bed during his recovery. He is currently fundraising towards purchasing a new bed that will make that recovery easier. Armageddon Staff have already donated to the cause but I thought that players may wish the opportunity to donate also.

I have included here a link so that you can read Nathvaan's (Keith) story yourself, and donate should you wish to. Of if you would like to wish him well, please feel free to do so here also.

http://www.gofundme.com/newbedforkeith

Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: bcw81 on July 01, 2015, 01:39:04 PM
Best of luck Nathvaan.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: RogueGunslinger on July 01, 2015, 01:41:01 PM
I'm sorry to hear that, and I hope you see your way through this, Nathvaan. Sending positive vibes your way.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Mordiggian on July 01, 2015, 01:45:02 PM
FUND IT PEOPLE
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Barzalene on July 01, 2015, 01:49:22 PM
As soon as I get home.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Nathvaan on July 01, 2015, 01:52:19 PM
It's going to be a long road, one that will and has caused me to not be able to do as much as I would like to for the game.  But when I am able to focus again on the game and not beating this second round of cancer (first one was colon cancer) I am -sure- I'll be knocking out some kick ass code in short order.

First things first though!

Thanks again!
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: LauraMars on July 01, 2015, 02:02:55 PM
punch cancer
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: valeria on July 01, 2015, 02:12:12 PM
(http://image1.spreadshirtmedia.com/image-server/v1/compositions/104358297/views/1,width=235,height=235,appearanceId=2/Fuck-Cancer.jpg)
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Nathvaan on July 01, 2015, 02:20:45 PM
(http://image1.spreadshirtmedia.com/image-server/v1/compositions/104358297/views/1,width=235,height=235,appearanceId=2/Fuck-Cancer.jpg)

Ha!  Actually wearing a blue shirt with this on it right now,  I couldn't agree more!
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: valeria on July 01, 2015, 02:24:44 PM
... it's almost like it's the shirt in the photograph on the site. ... I actually didn't realize that until this second, I promise I'm not stalking you.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: LauraMars on July 01, 2015, 03:31:19 PM
the ivory hair needle cartel

they sound dangerously fashionable
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Case on July 01, 2015, 03:42:16 PM
Woah it got mega funded!
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Nathvaan on July 01, 2015, 03:56:19 PM
Woah it got mega funded!

I know, I am just.... well, stunned really.   I'll still need new bedding (downsizing to a queen) so if you all feel like funding some please do.  But, wow.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Ath on July 01, 2015, 04:31:59 PM
Wooohooo!!!!  Who knows who did it, but damn...  Arm Community is freaken awesome!  Lets keep this up, Nath makes us shiny new things for Arm!  New things are good!
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Desertman on July 01, 2015, 04:47:23 PM
Feel better my man. We all expect you to give us yellow kanks back once you are feeling better.  :P

(Also us bald guys have to stick together. I hope you are not one of us very soon!)
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Nathvaan on July 01, 2015, 04:53:53 PM
Feel better my man. We all expect you to give us yellow kanks back once you are feeling better.  :P

(Also us bald guys have to stick together. I hope you are not one of us very soon!)

Thanks!  The treatment still has at least 5 months left so I don't think I'll be leaving the bald club anytime soon but hopefully sometime toward the end of the year.

Also, thank you for the donation, it is very, very much appreciated!
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Chettaman on July 01, 2015, 05:12:43 PM
Much love.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Adhira on July 01, 2015, 05:25:13 PM
Armageddon people rock.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Xalle on July 01, 2015, 05:48:17 PM
Very cool guys. Very cool. <3
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Ender on July 01, 2015, 06:02:45 PM
Now I feel like a jerk!  He reached his goal before I could donate to it!  Get some reach goals dude!

Edit:  I donated anyway!
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: boog on July 01, 2015, 06:10:11 PM
As soon as I get home.

Ditto!
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Nathvaan on July 01, 2015, 06:15:07 PM
Now I feel like a jerk!  He reached his goal before I could donate to it!  Get some reach goals dude!

Well, I just found out that the model I was looking to get may go off sale like today or tomorrow so feel free to donate if you want.  I'll get the best comfy bed whatever is donated will cover.  It will all go towards the bed! =)
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Ender on July 01, 2015, 06:19:07 PM
Now I feel like a jerk!  He reached his goal before I could donate to it!  Get some reach goals dude!

Well, I just found out that the model I was looking to get may go off sale like today or tomorrow so feel free to donate if you want.  I'll get the best comfy bed whatever is donated will cover.  It will all go towards the bed! =)

(http://media.giphy.com/media/HvKOr8jeyMXLi/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Barzalene on July 01, 2015, 07:01:05 PM
Rest up in the new bed and kick some cancer ass you.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Malifaxis on July 01, 2015, 07:24:43 PM
Woah, didn't even know this was happening until it got funded.  Way to go, everyone!

Nathvaan, you have my utmost support.  I will greatly enjoy eating popcorn and drinking beer as I watch you kick cancer's ass like Stallone in one of those movies where he wears a headband.

You got this, buddy.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Synthesis on July 01, 2015, 07:49:35 PM
(http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/63251357.jpg)

(http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/63251381.jpg)
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Nathvaan on July 01, 2015, 07:54:06 PM
(http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/63251357.jpg)

(http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/63251381.jpg)

Well played sir, well played!

After getting over the shock of learning I had familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) genetic disorder, I got a good laugh over the acronym as well. =)

Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: mansa on July 01, 2015, 08:23:11 PM
holy fuck :(

Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Nathvaan on July 01, 2015, 11:07:38 PM
holy fuck :(



Yeah that about sums it up alright.  No worries though, this isn't my first rodeo.  I beat one type of cancer, the treatment game me another type and I'll beat this one too. 

It's a long, hard road to being in remission once more, but I'll get there!
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Iiyola on July 02, 2015, 02:36:44 AM
This... this is amazing:

The Ivory Hair-Needle Cartel
11 hours ago
"Dangerously fashionable"
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Delirium on July 02, 2015, 09:20:32 AM
The response from this community has been heart-warming. I'm so glad you're fully funded so quickly - you deserve it.

I'm sure there are never-ending medical expenses, though, so I donated anyway. :)
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: James de Monet on July 02, 2015, 11:54:58 AM
Cancer is dumb and I hate it.  Don't know if it's your thing, but we'll be praying for you, man.

When you look at beds, you might consider a model with massage features, so your extremities won't go numb.  And if you're looking at memory foam, make sure you lie in it for at least 10 minutes in the store! They change feeling over time.

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>subdue cancer
>ooc Consent for graphic violence?
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Aruven on July 02, 2015, 12:59:46 PM
Cancer is dumb and I hate.
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>subdue cancer
>ooc Consent for graphic violence?

Uh, if its not too late i'll get in on this. Good luck... I have more things to say but im driving atm
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: ShaLeah on July 02, 2015, 01:45:31 PM
When you look at beds, you might consider a model with massage features, so your extremities won't go numb.  And if you're looking at memory foam, make sure you lie in it for at least 10 minutes in the store! They change feeling over time.

Memory foam also tends to be a lot more rigid when you get it. The one in the showroom has been laid on by hunnerds of people, maybe thousands. We were forewarned about it but I didn't realize just how long it would take to break in. It also gets hot so take that into consideration. I love me some memory foam. I didn't even know they had that in the sleep number beds!

My thoughts and prayers are with you. As are your sunglasses.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Armaddict on July 02, 2015, 02:16:35 PM
Yeah, I was gonna say...nice that you're promising to use the over-funding for bedding and bed related stuff, but...

Things get pricy.  Less about the bed, more about the feel better.  I think you should use it for whatever comes up, not limit it to THE MOST PRIMO BEDSHEETS OF ALL TIME.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Malken on July 03, 2015, 06:45:17 PM
Man, if you can code the way you code for a mess (code-wise) like Armageddon, beating cancer should be a piece of cake for you :)

I'm not the praying type but I'll send good thoughts your way.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Lizzie on July 12, 2015, 09:50:09 PM
I'm unfortunately not in a position to donate but I've been sending the "good vibes" your way. How are you feeling? Did your bed arrive yet? Is it helping? Are the sheets cool and crisp? Make sure you have good pillows too - I can't say enough about how MUCH a good pillow will ease your back and neck and help you sleep.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Revenant on July 12, 2015, 10:20:50 PM
Damn, Naathvan, I just learned of this, don't have any money to help, or I would, but got hopes and good wishes in abundance, so I can share. Kick cancer's ass like a line of faulty code.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Yam on July 15, 2015, 12:09:35 AM
Good luck Keith. Don't even think of taking down the gofundme yet - stretch goals are a thing. Get a kick ass bed and some fun stuff.

It looks like ALL is the last, desperate attempt of your remaining treasonous cells to deremit you. Apoptose those bastards and get well soon.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Nathvaan on July 15, 2015, 04:17:01 PM
Thanks for all the well wishes and donations!  I just got home from another almost week long hospital stay for treatment (they are all inpatient kind of deals) and I am happy to report I am lounging in my new bed!

I'll be sure to keep everyone updated when I can.  Thanks again!
Nathvaan
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: BadSkeelz on July 15, 2015, 06:13:58 PM
Stay strong, Nathvaan.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Lizzie on July 15, 2015, 07:26:16 PM
Thanks for all the well wishes and donations!  I just got home from another almost week long hospital stay for treatment (they are all inpatient kind of deals) and I am happy to report I am lounging in my new bed!

I'll be sure to keep everyone updated when I can.  Thanks again!
Nathvaan

Pics! We need to see you wearing your TMNT underoos, and Avengers sheet set.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Gunnerblaster on July 18, 2015, 12:55:47 PM
Hoping the best for you, Nathvaan.

Chop up that cancer with a motherfuckin' bonesword.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Hot_Dancer on July 19, 2015, 08:31:27 AM
Keep swinging, batter.
Title: Re: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Post by: Kismetic on July 19, 2015, 09:53:28 AM
Keith, sir, I sent you some monies, cause I like you, maaaan.  Get well!!