Fighting Back

The doctor said it was asthma, Saif Nair remembers. As an 11-year-old boy in his native country of Jordan, he didn't know that his coughing and lack of appetite were early symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of leukemia that aggressively attacks the lymph system. At the time, Nair didn't even know what cancer was; he only knew it was a bad word that took the life of his aunt.
Three year later, after moving to the United States for a number of surgeries and chemotherapy sessions, Nair sounds like an expert. Part of this comes from being a naturally curious 14-year-old boy, hoping to be a doctor one day. But some part of this comes from the new videogame called Re-Mission, developed specifically for teens fighting cancer. But this isn't your ordinary educational game, the boring kind kids toss aside before sneaking in a few sessions of Halo. Developed by a team with a history in commercial videogames, Re-Mission is actually fun. Also, teens that have played Re-Mission are more likely to adhere to their often painful chemotherapy treatment schedules; they are more knowledgeable about their own illnesses; and most importantly, kids are generally happier and more comfortable living with cancer.

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Daewoodrow6515d ago

This is very inspirational!

MissAubrey6515d ago

Alan and INCINERATE are retards. What else is new?

LiamFly6515d ago

Although a cure for cancer would be better news this is a good thing for video games. This story also reminds me of one about a boy who teamed up with make-a-wish foundation to make a game. I had the final game which I believe was called "Ben's Game".

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isarai1d 11h ago

How about you actually SHOW wtf you're talking about

Nacho_Z12h ago

Always annoying when articles do that.

I agree with them that the tv show was a bit on the clean side. They got loads right regarding set design etc but there's room for improvement.

gold_drake12h ago

i dont. it hurts my eyes. but im fairly ssensitive when it comes to that sort of stuff.

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