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.


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

Typo?

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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RIP....

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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