Hospital's New Game Room To Be Named After Young Gamer Who Lost Brain Tumor Fight

March 10, 2009 -

Evan Patrick Bell, a 13-year-old gamer, died last month due to a malignant brain tumor.

But he won't be forgotten.

The Jacksonville News reports that a new video game room being constructed at Wolfson Children's Hospital will be hamed after Evan, thanks to a campaign which raised more than $50,000 for the purpose.

[Hospital board member Karen] Wolfson met the boy and his family while Evan was being treated at the hospital and she wanted to help by starting the effort to name a new game room for Evan. The $50,000 goal was established last month, when the effort began and Wolfson wanted to raise the cash by Tuesday, Evan's 14th birthday.

The new game room will honor Evan, who was a video-game aficionado. The $50,000 is a "philanthropic contribution in his name," Wolfson said. While the hospital had planned to build the game room, the contribution pays for the naming.


Comments

Re: Hospital's New Game Room To Be Named After Young Gamer ...

"Wolfson Children's Hospital will be hamed after Evan"

Typo?

Re: Hospital's New Game Room To Be Named After Young Gamer Who

Is it just me or does it seem odd that it would cost $50K to have this named after him? Maybe I just don't understand what the $50K is actually doing.

Still, very cool.

Re: Hospital's New Game Room To Be Named After Young Gamer Who

Jack will probably try to prevent the game room, by trying to prove the kid's brain tumor was caused by playing video games.

This is what JT will probably say

 

I could imagine JT react to this and say:

 

Jack Thompson-Don't do it.  That kid die from video game.  I could prove it.  Video game do cause brain tumor, I have proof.  Don't you dare put the video gaming room in there. Those kids will die from these Brain tumor simulator/murder simulator. 

Hospital personnel- uh, he didn't die from video game. He die from a brain tumor.

JT-all lies.  The video game industry are doing this.  It's part of the conspiracy.  The video game industry are like Hitler and Nazism.

Hospital personnel-You're more like Hitler. You lie about video game cause violence, these violence came before video game.

JT-all lies, you're one of them conspirator, aren't you.  I have proof that all the school shooters including the 1927 Bath Massacre were caused by video game. Andrew Kehoe played Farcry 2, Mercenaries 2, and GTA 4.  Every people who get brain tumor had video game console, even Ted Kennedy had brain tumor because he played too much video game.  Video game do cause violence and dangerous tumors/cancers.  If you build that building, I'll sue ya. I'lllll sue YA!!!!

Hospital personnel-You're disbarred.  You can't sue us.

JT-That's where you're wrong.  The BAR are pawn of video game industry and part of the conspiracy.  I'll get my license back when the US Supreme Court approve of my view.  Then I'll sue ya for adding that building in.

Hospital personnel-Not a rat's ass, you're not preventing this.

JT-*singing* See Me, Feel Me (Can anybody guess who wrote this song and which musical had this song.  I saw this musical at my college and like to play a guessing game.) 

 

It's very nice to see a hospital to add a video gaming.  I wouldn't be suprised if JT try to stop this from happening.  I wish I live in Florida, If I get any kind of terminal illness or injuries and I need to satisfy my video game needs, they're have it for me.

Re: Hospital's New Game Room To Be Named After Young Gamer Who

Very heartwarming to hear.

Game on in the beyond little dude.

Re: Hospital's New Game Room To Be Named After Young Gamer Who

props to the hospital.

Re: Hospital's New Game Room To Be Named After Young Gamer Who

Florida!, I live here WOO!, Congrats to why it makes me proud to be a floridian,This kid should be a hero.

Magic Taco

Re: Hospital's New Game Room To Be Named After Young Gamer ...

Now this is heartening. Seriously brought a tear to my eye. And it's great how the article uses "aficionado" instead of addict, or some other word common with habitual gaming. Nor did they blame the tumor on his hobby. This could be a step forward for cybernatography's image. Carry on, Jacksonville!

Re: Hospital's New Game Room To Be Named After Young Gamer ...

Jacksonville is in Jack Thompson's home state- he needs to get on this and stop the game room.  Perhaps he should write a letter to his family and gloat over his death- MGS suicide style.  Think of the children.

Re: Hospital's New Game Room To Be Named After Young Gamer ...

@Zerodash: Ummmmm.... a bit in poor taste?  (At least considering the article)

I am just saying leave Jack out of this when he has nothing to do with it.

I would agree otherwise; if it involved an obvious upcoming post-warcry.

_______

RIP....

______________________________ Because I have NO Life... :P I introduce the following. PSN User ID: FirebirdXR (Yes, I use that moniker often) Xbox Live ID: FirebirdLR (Don't bother, It's a Silver Membership) *Limited Time Only* I put both because I

Re: Hospital's New Game Room To Be Named After Young Gamer ...

Methinks he was joking about Jack, but it would be very 1u1zy if he actually did pull that stunt.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-----------------------------



"A Chrono Trigger is anything that unleashes its will or desire to change history!" -Gaspar

Re: Hospital's New Game Room To Be Named After Young Gamer ...

Yeah...., I should really read more in-between the lines.

Often times, I really find it diffucult to distinguish between seriousness and sarcasm.           (That's the internet for ya...)

"Think of the children", should've been a dead give-away.

______________________________ Because I have NO Life... :P I introduce the following. PSN User ID: FirebirdXR (Yes, I use that moniker often) Xbox Live ID: FirebirdLR (Don't bother, It's a Silver Membership) *Limited Time Only* I put both because I

Re: Hospital's New Game Room To Be Named After Young Gamer Who

Jacksonville, FL, eh? I'm surprised. That was where I was born. It's good to see the old home town honoring a fallen gamer. Makes me proud of my birthplace.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-----------------------------



"A Chrono Trigger is anything that unleashes its will or desire to change history!" -Gaspar

Re: Hospital's New Game Room To Be Named After Young Gamer ...

A very nice gesture on the Hospitals part, regardless if he was a "video game affectionado".

RIP Bell

Re: Hospital's New Game Room To Be Named After Young Gamer ...

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Poll

Which group is more ethically challenged?:

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
InfophileI know the ZE series was in the red in Japan, but international series boosted it to profitability. That may not mean it's more profitable in the west, but it does mean ZE3 wouldn't exist without the western market.07/04/2015 - 7:54am
Consterwhy aren't "Video game players" an option on the poll? :P07/04/2015 - 5:19am
Andrew EisenThat was quick! Pretty accurate cosplay of the new Ghostbuster uniform and proton pack: https://twitter.com/mirabellemusing/status/61673135125394227207/03/2015 - 6:23pm
Matthew Wilson@mast I dont know, but I do know it got a cult fallowing here.07/03/2015 - 6:22pm
MastermuneWasn't the Zero Escape series more popular here than in Japan?07/03/2015 - 6:19pm
Matthew Wilson@mast given the game was revealed in the US, I wouldnt be shocked if it was released at the same time.07/03/2015 - 6:15pm
MastermuneI don't trust the big AAA worldwide simultaneous releases though.07/03/2015 - 5:57pm
Mastermune@Infophile I have come to the conclusion that smaller games like zero escape, JRPG's and the like are actually worth preordering sinc they are limited quantities and since they usually release in japan first we know if there are any issues.07/03/2015 - 5:56pm
Infophile@Matthew! Awesome news. I'd preorder on that shout alone if I didn't have a policy against preordering anymore.07/03/2015 - 5:16pm
Matthew Wilsonzero escape 3 was announced today.07/03/2015 - 4:21pm
Matthew Wilson@pnx I am guessing a ddoss since that is what happened to neogaf, but sony needs to do a investment in psn as a whole. steam is still the most reliable and fastest digital platform I use.07/03/2015 - 3:06pm
PHX Corphttp://www.vg247.com/2015/07/03/psn-is-down-sony-investigating/ not again: PSN is down, Sony investigating07/03/2015 - 3:04pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://www.vg247.com/2015/07/03/digital-extremes-trespasser-keystone-pc/ if true, this is funny and embarrassing for Digital Extremes. companies need too have better security.07/03/2015 - 2:57pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://www.gamespot.com/videos/the-point-destiny-the-hardcore-gamers-slot-machine/2300-6425852/ this is very good, and well researched.07/03/2015 - 12:41pm
InfophileOther features to become standard: The ability to remap controls however the hell I want. Quicksave at any time (especially for handheld and mobile games). Plus everything Andrew said07/03/2015 - 10:43am
InfophileRegion-freeing becomes tricky for games with a strong online component though, especially when the servers are run by different branches in different regions.07/03/2015 - 10:41am
InfophileI'm in favor of getting rid of region-locking for any purchased games. I can understand an exception for free, ad-supported games, as many ads are only relevant in certain regions, and it's a ridiculous hassle to get ads for all regions.07/03/2015 - 10:40am
PHX Corphttp://kotaku.com/payday-2-has-been-broken-on-xbox-one-for-three-weeks-1715384186 Payday 2 Has Been Broken On Xbox One For Three Weeks07/03/2015 - 8:44am
Matthew Wilsonhttps://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/3bxduw/why_was_riama_along_with_a_number_of_other_large/ here is a more complete acount of whats going on.07/03/2015 - 1:32am
Matthew Wilsonredit is on fire right now. most subreddits have been set to private.07/03/2015 - 1:24am
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician