This story crossed our desk with some signal boosting from John Smedley and Scott Hartsman this weekend: A little less than a year ago, former MMO dev Vanessa Barrera was sticken with grade 4 glioblastoma, a cancer of the brain, in the middle of a pregnancy. She made the decision to deliver her baby before taking on aggressive chemotherapy rather than risk harm to her child, and it actually worked – but she still suffers from paralysis on the left side of her body. Now, the medical bills and other costs are beginning to pile up.
Barrera might be a familiar name to MMO players as she was a fixture on the EverQuest II team as a community relations representative. The GoFundMe campaign for Barrera is looking to raise $50K to help with the mounting medical and after-care costs. We wish the best for Barrera and her family and hope that her fundraising will be beyond successful.
https://t.co/UfM4FJCLUP – any help any of you can give to one of our SOE/Daybreak colleagues is sincerely appreciated
— John Smedley (@j_smedley) January 11, 2020