The five-year-old boy whose terminal illness was the basis for the forthcoming game That Dragon, Cancer has died. Joel Green passed away early this morning, his father said.
Well this is the saddest thing I've read all day. Poor kid and poor family. RIP Joel my prayers are with you. :.(
It is pretty sad, I know a friend of the Green family and he told me they're struggling financially right now on top of all the heartache. It just freaking sucks and this is something I wouldn't wish upon anyone. Parents shouldn't have to bury their kids. Hope medicine gets to the point where we can prevent things like this from happening. @JonathanACE You're right, but I also look at it like this. Joel is no longer suffering. He doesn't have to be attached to machines anymore, no more medicine, he has peace now.
It just sucks how bad things happen to good people. Like the Sorrow said "this world is one of sadness". @Neoninja Yep he's no longer suffering and I personally believe he's with God now and is a lot happier. He will be reunited with his parents one day.
RIP. Really want to see the game they're making, going to relate to a lot of families.
The only problem is they made a real bad decision by making it an OUYA exclusive. The game could have real impact, but it's handcuffed to a dead platform. Sucks too, because I was really looking forward to the experience.
The news coupled with the boys smiling face... this is heartbreaking. I can only begin to fathom how the parents are feeling right now.
How horrible, I hope the family pulls through eventually...
I hope the game is a legacy for the poor lad. And yes if it helps people relate and understand what hell it must be like being related to someone suffering the disease, I'm sure that's a fitting tribute.
This is truly sad. Nothing compares to the pain of a parent losing a child. RIP. My prayers and thoughts are with them.
What do you even say to that? I've had some real tough times but I can't even imagine something like that. Condolences.
Wow , bad , and we argue about Res and FPS and sales figures here.....kinda puts it in perspective....no way I could play this game though , would contribute some other way...
If you're serious about contributing the family is struggling pretty badly financially. My friend Matt set up a donation page for them. They really can use the help, even if it's just a message sending your regards to them. Link is here http://www.gofundme.com/WeL...
RIP a prayer for his family and friends.
those feels... they hurt. :(
I had a vague recollection of having heard the title somewhere as a game in development. Otherwise I was completely unfamiliar with all of this till about 20 minuets ago. I don't have anything to say other than whats expected I suppose. Praying for them.
another angel...so sad
RIP to Joel Green and all children who pass way too soon. I hope their families can find comfort in the darkest of hours. very sad
RIP Joel green.
Very sad news. RIP little guy.
I wish the family all the best. I have a 5 yr old too, and just contemplating this sort of scenario is depressing.. At least his suffering is over now. Nothing left to be afraid of or worried about. If the rumours of the family's financial troubles are true that makes me angry, if the care needed to make this little boy's last days bearable financially crippled the family - that's just wrong on so many levels.
Unfortunately it is true. They did their best to get the treatments they could and make Joel as comfortable as possible. They even flew to San Fransisco to try a new treatment, but it didn't work and they found more tumors afterwords. That's why my friend Matt, who knows the family personally and their struggle set up something asking for people to donate if they can. If they can't donate, encouraging words are more than welcomed!
Rest in peace, little man.
RIP he didn't even have a chance to live a real life. No parent should be burying their kid. Ever.
Ouya? I couldn't care less tbh.
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