OUR STORY

Jimmy Weller started the idea of Charity Gaming in 2011.  His father, George, passed away from lung cancer in 1994.  It was a crippling disease that left a strong man to wither away in a hospital bed. Working at healthcare facilities his entire life, Jimmy saw the struggles that extremely sick children faced.  Bed stricken, hooked up to IV fluids and constantly in pain is not way for a child to spend what may be their final days.  Jimmy made it Charity Gaming’s mission to give children a chance to feel like a child again and not a patient by providing them games, books and toys to bring a smile to their little faces.

With the help of his amazing friends, they host video game marathons online to raise money for these terminally ill children.  Please help us continue to make sure that these children are happy during this horrible time in their lives by donating to our cause.

THEIR STORIES
  • “I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude to Charity Gaming for thinking of our kids. Pedro has returned to the cancer center twice since Monday, both times with the Nintendo 3DS and all his new games in hand.  This gift has opened up a whole new avenue of dialogue and interaction between our team and a very sweet little boy of few words. There is a magical connection between Pedro and his new red Nintendo 3DS. Pedro will be admitted to the pediatric unit Monday evening for a 24 hour continuous infusion chemotherapy treatment, I’m certain his Nintendo will be with him.”

    Pam O.
  • “I’m a gamer, a nerd, and most importantly I am a mom of a little girl named Alayna who is all of the above as well. See she is 3years old, and I found your page on instagram, and it made my heart melt. Main reason being that Alayna, my beautiful daughter is battling leukemia. She is in the hospital every week for treatment, we drive an hour and a half one way two times a week for her chemotherapy. And at the end of every long drive she looks forward to coming home and playing, mostly Xbox tiger game as she calls it. What you guys do is absolutely amazing, and I just wanted to say thank you. There are not a lot of people like you, and it makes me smile seeing how much some people really do care. So yeah that’s what I wanted to say, thank you. Keep up the good work! And one last time thank you.”

    Ashley
  • “I was unaware of anything like the service you guys offer and it is something I immediately got really excited about. My nephew (10yrs old) had renal failure and had been in and out of hospitals for years. He is an avid gamer and I love watching him play because you can see the worry and everything just disappear from his face when he grabs that controller.”

    Thomas O.
  • “In the time I read about everything you guys have done for Children’s Hospitals and I must say thank you for all you’ve done so far and plan on doing. I was a patient of Oakland Children’s Hospital in, Oakland, CA since I was 2 days old until I turned 21 they’ve done so much for me and my family and friends I have yet to find a way to repay them.”

    Todd B.