Members of the Fallout 76 PS4 community are likely familiar with Brent “CJ Martin” Fairchild, a person who roleplays as an in-game doctor. Dr. CJ often plies that persona by providing stimpacks, radiation treatment, and other services, setting up field hospitals near blast zones, and even fostering a community of players who provide everything from food and clean water to help with endgame content.
Fairchild himself, however, suffered a real-life problem when his house caught fire this past Saturday. Fairchild was able to pull his wife and child from the fire, but he suffered first and second degree burns to his hands, face and feet as well as severe smoke inhalation in the process. The event prompted players to create a GoFundMe page, which simply asked for $1,000 but instead raised over $9,000.
Fairchild was airlifted to the Jefferson Burn Center in Philadelphia, where he received treatment and was discharged as of yesterday. The family now deals with the matters of their damaged home and insurance, but he reportedly is in good spirits though also in pain and remarked that he wishes he recalled his first helicopter ride. Fairchild also was emotional from the outpouring of support, stating, “I can still press X though, so this won’t keep me from making up stims for y’all!”