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.