DonateGames, which we covered last month, is a website that sells donated videogames and used the proceeds to fund research into finding cures for rare diseases. The charity was set up by Jim Carol after his son was stricken with Philadelphia Chromosome, a form of Leukemia.
Meridian4 Director Steve Milburn said, “The three directors at Meridian4 all have children and we know how devastating it would be if they were afflicted with a debilitating or fatal disease. This is a terrific idea and we hope that other gaming companies and gamers will get involved.”
Carol added, “This donation is important, gamers are telling each other about our work, and as the word spreads, the video game community and video game playing families with rare, neglected diseases are contacting DonateGames with stories of the joy and inspiration from knowing the gaming community, like Meridians4 are helping spread the word, generate relief funds and create global awareness for the rare and neglected disease community.”