Joker is facing a rare form of cancer initially perceived as sarcoma. (It has a much more specific name) A tumor is growing on the nerve of his leg and it must be removed before it could spread to his lungs. While chemotherapy may be effective, it would leave him with a dead and unrepairable leg. It was decided his leg must be amputated for a complete recovery. Currently he is in a lot of pain and needs our support!
It is currently unknown what his exact bill will be. He has had three visits, and will have to undergo surgery and pay for a prosthetic limb. He may also lose his job as it does not offer medical leave. Anything you can offer is a great help. The goal will be updated as we get further information.
A Friend to the Community
Our friend, Christian, aka Joker, has helped the smash community for so long. Joker's basement has been practically a second home for many smashers over the years. Its a hub for games and the birthplace of Joker's monthlies. He generously housed people for extended amounts of time, and over that time so many memories, rivalries and friendships were formed.
When we had just started monthly tournaments we had no idea it would ever take off. Soon people would travel from Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas and even farther just to come to our little basement tourney. We all know Joker feels touched by all the lives hes influenced, even if just a little, and that many others feel touched to have been apart of that. Because of that we reach out to the community who remembers Joker. Maybe you saw him playing Marvel at some majors, or on a Project M stream. Maybe you can just empathize with a great guy in need. Whether you remember him as a great tournament organizer, a fantastic doubles partner, or simply an amazing friend. We all feel Joker has been an immense help to us and want to give back in any way we can. Thanks to everyone out there!
In the future we'll be holding charity tournaments and events as the start of a campaign to garner as much support for Joker as we can. If you can spread this to your friends we appreciate anything you can offer.
To a speedy recovery. We love you Joker!
- Garrett Jacobsen
- Yulai Yang
- Anthony White
- Mister Eric
- KC SRK
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