Featured Big Hearted Gamer: Carrie Bland

We support the gamers who play games and volunteer for charity. BigHeartedGamers.com wants to recognize people who support their communities, locally or at large.

What was the game that turned you into a gamer?

Combat on Atari.. but my first TRUE love was the first Dragon Warrior(Quest) on NES.

What video game charities do you play or volunteer for?

Extra-Life and Playlive for St. Jude.

What made you decide to play for charity?

I am a mom of three beautiful daughters. I have also had struggles as far as being able to take care of their medical bills before. I understand the struggle. HOWEVER… just because a parent is in a bad situation financially, doesn’t mean that any child should be denied care. I want to be able to help hospitals support these parents. I also want to be able to help the parents who are having a hard time.


How do you promote your campaigns?

I use my Twitter, my Facebook, and then I do live streams on Twitch.

What are some of your most rewarding experiences in gaming for charity?

It’s always rewarding when I hit a goal. I tend to set my goals a little high, so when I’m able to hit them, it’s an amazing feeling.


Is there anything else we should know about you in regards to being a “Big Hearted” Gamer?

I take my charities very seriously. I’m one of those that starts at the beginning of the year raising for Extra Life. Since I do have children, charities, especially children’s charities, are very close to my heart.

Thank you Carrie! You can support Carrie and her endeavors with Extra Life on her participant page. Are you a Big Hearted Gamer? We would love to hear from you! Strike up a conversation with @bigheartedgamer on Twitter.

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