CPUWIZ Medical Fund
The trip to the ER was a result of his potassium levels being dangerously low (hypokalemia). This page shows that normal levels are 3.6 to 5.2 millimoles per liter (mmol/L), and CPUWIZ's was 2.2, below the level that is "life-threatening and requires urgent medical attention".
Medical and other bills are piling up quickly, and Roman hasn't been able to work to help pay them. I am looking to help raise some money for Roman to help pay the medical bills to help him through this tough period.
Roman has been involved with AtariAge for over a decade, helping to moderate the forums and assisting in other areas. He's created many of the circuit boards we use in the homebrew games we sell, and he's released many interesting hardware and software projects of his own to the community. Roman has also helped to raise funds for others in the community in the past.
Roman has been a professional game developer for the past 30 years and has quite a few titles under his belt. Odds are good that you've played one or more of the games he's worked on! Some of the games he's contributed to include:
Pac-Man World 1 & 2
Dead To Rights
Saints Row 2
...and many more
This is the first GoFundMe campaign I've ever setup,, and I'm hoping members of the classic gaming community can help Roman during this difficult time.
"Funny how life is sometimes ...
How, just when you are feeling your most vulnerable and very alone, something happens to show you, very clearly, that you are wrong. That you are NOT alone, and that there are people - some of them people who've never even MET you before, or that you haven't seen in years - who actually CARE. Care enough to just GIVE you some of their own hard-earned dollars, so that you can focus on what you need to do, which is to try and get better. Amazing. Just mind boggling.
You people are all AWESOME, and I can't even tell you how much your support means to me. The very best kind of medicine. Cathi and I both want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone, and especially to Albert for thinking to set this whole thing up in the first place, and Brian for making up for me not having a Facebook account. ;) (Gotta admit, it's been very cool to see some of the old names that have popped up here!)
Lesson learned from being on the receiving end of something like this is that it really DOES make a difference. A big one. I'll remember that."