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A Cancer Fightin' Video Game

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Posted by Jeremy on July 2, 2004 10:49 AM
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Here's a sweet story about a little boy named Ben, age 9, who was fighting Leukemia and was asked by the Make-a-Wish foundation what he wanted. Instead of something selfish, he asked that a video game be made that would help cancer-fighting kids take their mind off the pain. Lucas Arts' Eric Johnston stepped in and for six months worked with Ben once a week on the game. "Ben's Game," as it is referred to, entails a kid who, "zooms around the screen on a skateboard, zapping mutated cells and collecting seven shields to protect against common side effects of chemotherapy, which include nausea, hair loss and fevers." You can download the free game from makewish.org.

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