The Weekend Gamer
Thoughts on gaming culture, living among non-gamers, and growing up in the nintendo generation

Gamerdad Needs Your Help

Hey folks–

You all should remember a few weeks ago when I posted about Andrew Bub, one of the driving forces of Andrew is one of the few sane voices about video game ratings and how to bond with your children using games amidst a sea of uninformed panic.

I just found out on Friday that shortly after his trip to PAX, Andrew suffered a heart attack, and now his wife is asking for help. From the site:

On Saturday September 1st, Andrew Bub – the GamerDad, and my husband – suffered a heart attack. An anterior wall Myocardial Infarction to be exact. On Sunday the 2nd, he had an additional MI and on Labor Day he endured a Quadruple Bypass operation, which saved his life. He’s been in the hospital ever since and dearly misses his children, his website, and all of you – his readers.

His wonderful volunteer GamerDads, Moms, brothers, and sisters have kept GamerDad and his blog Game Sanity Blog going for close to two weeks now.

I’m the GamerMom and I’ve never been much of a gamer myself, I do love gaming with my kids (“Gaming with Children”) and admire what Andrew is trying to do. He believes so strongly in using video games as learning tools, social enhancers, and in providing parents with the most accurate information possible, I don’t mind that he’s basically sacrificed his writing career to do. He’s got the vision – I pay the bills.

Over the past four years GamerDad has published so much. Look over the site, loads of game reviews, and countless other articles about gaming. He’s appeared as a spokesman, and in countless newspapers, magazine articles, and radio programs defending gaming with your kids – or at least that being involved is means good parenting. But he’s never written an article directly asking for your help.

So I’m going to do it for him. Please give until it hurts (unless it hurts your family). Here’s how you can help:

UPDATE: Andrew (GamerDad) needs more surgery. He’ll probably be going under the knife again Friday morning. Wish us luck, and pop in a few extra quarters. We need all the Extra Lives we can get!

They’ve set up a paypal link on the site where you can help donate during this difficult time. I wanted to draw your attention to it and ask that if you can help in any way, that you support Gamerdad. Andrew is really one of those special people who have given of themselves to educate and help people become better parents. Thanks in advance for considering helping him out in his time of need.


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