Well before we start this if you have not watched this Tribute to Josh Stokell go ahead and watch it . The video was put together by B Schoolio go give him some props on the video. This video was put together to honor Josh Stokell aka”The Squash PHD” a member of Dads of Destiny.
To get things started here is an excerpt from dadsofdestiny.net “At midnight June 26th 2015 we began a 48 hour stream to honor a member of our community and to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis, we gained the support of many streamers and members of the gaming community to put on this event. What we witnessed over the course of those 48 hours has left us beyond speechless. We watched our community and the larger gaming community pull together and support this amazing cause in ways that we could never have imagined. It was our honor to organize this event to remember Joshua Stokell and raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis.” See below just a short list of all that attended.
|Time (EST)||Streamers’ Name||Clan/Affiliation|
|5am-6am||jimsayshi||DoD X1 Euro|
|6am-7am||Xx3126NuggetxX||DoD Eclipse Evolved Over 9000|
|7am-8am||Daguyaboveyou||DoD West Coast|
|8am-9am||Zombwie||DoD Iron Orange|
|1pm-2pm||Safe Gamers||Dames of Destiny|
|7pm-8pm||Mesa Sean||Mesa Sean|
|8pm-9pm||Mesa Sean||Mesa Sean|
|1am-2am||Safe Gamers||Dames of Destiny|
|2am-3am||Safe Gamers||Dames of Destiny|
|3am-4am||Michael Fight||Rezolute Gaming|
|4am-5am||Michael Fight||Rezolute Gaming|
|5am-6am||Michael Fight||Rezolute Gaming|
|12pm-1pm||Guardian Radio||Guardian Radio|
|1pm-2pm||Guardian Radio||Guardian Radio|
|3pm-4pm||Dames of Destiny||Dames of Destiny|
|4pm-5pm||Dames of Destiny||Dames of Destiny|
|5pm-6pm||Dames of Destiny||Dames of Destiny|
|10pm-11pm||Raid Team 6||DoD Legion|
|11pm-12am||Raid Team 6||DoD Legion|
And this didn’t even include persons like @gothalion, @Probroman, Datto, and many Many others that stopped in showed their support by repping us in their channel, Hosting us, practically bring down our stream by sending in thousands of of their followers, putting our charity links on their pages and so much more that I can’t even get into it. If you missed it you missed an important part in Destiny community history.
I personally had the pleasure of holding down an hour of this event, in the morning hours of Saturday and I have to say I got choked up by learning about Josh, and his not gonna give up attitude. I learned that Josh attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he studied Cystic Fibrosis hoping to make a difference in the lives of other CF patients after earning his PhD in Microbiology in May of 2013.
I mean lots of people from all over the interwebs stopped by for the chance to win the elusive Blacksmith shaders that Bungie had donated to DOD for this event. But many stayed and shared their hearts, experiences, and time with us to learn more about Josh, and CF. Lots of questions were asked and alot of clarity was introduced in to peoples lives.
As the Hours went on and Destiny Streamers like Triplewreck, The Worst Radio show, Planet Destiny and many more (you can check out some of their links above). We saw a community bond, cry, laugh together, and raise over $12,000.00 in this event. Their were more emotions expressed here than I had ever seen any any other game that I have ever played.
Here is what Josh’s Girl Friend had to say “I have been watching and reading the majority of this event stream since it started. I just want to say thank you to everyone who participated to make this charity event happen – all the moderators, streamers and donors. The passion of Josh’s life was CF research and awareness and you all honored him by doing that through this stream. I don’t know a lot of you but I am forever grateful to each and every person who contributed in any way. I also want to say that I was not into video games ever but my respect for the gaming community has increased immensely because of your love and support. Josh would be so proud and humbled. He is living through the awareness which you all spread and through the love and respect of the gaming community. He is a legend, an inspiration and a guardian. love him forever and love you all. I will be here till the stream closes but may not have the courage to type much without him sitting next to me.”
I know that there are talks about doing something like this possibly annually. This is what makes this community great. I am glad that our community can come together like this and share these moments and spread the word out like a wildfire spring up the middle of a drought stricken forest.
Well in closing here are a few links pass them along and check them out. Just because this Tribute event is over doesn’t mean it needs to stop here.
Please also look at these to learn more about Cystic Fibrosis and Josh Stokell. Just because the charity event is over does not mean that we should ever forget this amazing man and his battle with the disease. Again, thank you for your continuing, unwavering support. Lets continue the Train.
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