Author Topic: Gofundme Campaign for Nathvaan - Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia  (Read 5849 times)

Adhira

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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

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Best of luck Nathvaan.

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I'm sorry to hear that, and I hope you see your way through this, Nathvaan. Sending positive vibes your way.

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FUND IT PEOPLE

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As soon as I get home.
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Nathvaan

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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!

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Ha!  Actually wearing a blue shirt with this on it right now,  I couldn't agree more!

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... 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.
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Case

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Woah it got mega funded!

Nathvaan

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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.

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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!
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Desertman

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Feel better my man. We all expect you to give us yellow kanks back once you are feeling better.  :P

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Nathvaan

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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!

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Very cool guys. Very cool. <3

Ender

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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!
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Nathvaan

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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! =)

Ender

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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! =)

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Barzalene

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Rest up in the new bed and kick some cancer ass you.
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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.
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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. =)


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holy fuck :(

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Nathvaan

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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!

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This... this is amazing:

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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. :)
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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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Cancer is dumb and I hate.
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Uh, if its not too late i'll get in on this. Good luck... I have more things to say but im driving atm

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

Nathvaan

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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

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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

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Hoping the best for you, Nathvaan.

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Keith, sir, I sent you some monies, cause I like you, maaaan.  Get well!!
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