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How amazing icy-veins really is, How a donation to me saved my life and allowed me to carry on faith in people :)

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Hey , first off i just would like to say i was not sure how to get a hold of icy veins directly , after i was donated a large sum of money last year $1,500 USD. I was in shock, You see i have a very rare form of leukemia. Called AML FLT3+ , now i have 5 mutations in total to add to the FLT3. But at a time were i did not know were and whom to reach out to , i posted on a blizzard form one day about a year ago this Christmas. I was getting donations coming through my go-fund me to help get down to America as fast as i possibly could because of the nature of my cancer and it taking lives so fast i knew it was urgent. Canada told me i was going to die , there was nothing i could do about it and i had to accept it. But me being that stubborn player who never gives up not only in game but in real life i decided to not accept my fate at the age of 24. To this day i am alive , going for a second transplant soon once i reach another remission , i slipped out of my first remission but i made it to it :) , And i have had a wonderful year since i was given a second chance to live. I continue to push on and fight everyday. Like i said , i didn't know whom to thank , or really how to say my thanks .But thank you so much icy veins for the large donation that was felt so deeply through the hearts of mine and my family. I still continue to use your wonderful site for wow news updates on the daily , the guides and info are wonderful. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you ever want to get into contact with me through email let me know.  But i just really wanted to thank each and every one of you for the love and support that you showed , you stepped up as a community and showed the world gamer's have huge hearts and compassion in thier heart and soul. :)

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Hello Brandon,

Vlad and I have been following your journey through your wife's regular posts on your gofundme page. We were sad to learn that the transplant didn't cure you completely and that cancerous cells reappeared, but we're hoping these new rounds of treatment you've been getting will do the job.

We do give to a number of charities every month, but we never made such a large donation before (was $1,500). We read about you from Twitter when Michele Morrow (I think it was her) shared something and it appeared on our Twitter feed. Your story checked out (I remember reading articles about you in local newspapers in the Vancouver region) so we decided to contribute. What we felt at the time is that being a regular WoW player, you were probably a frequent reader of our website and we wanted to help. A small donation wouldn't really have made a difference, so we gave as much as we felt we could afford at the time (without it having a chance to look suspicious to the French fiscal authorities in case of a control :p). Then we were pleased to see that there were even bigger donations.

We also posted on your "gofundme "wall" (if I can call it this way) to tell you that we'll see you in BlizzCon. We meant 2016, but I guess 2017 will work just as well. So get well and hopefully you can attend this year :)

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