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LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN FACING ILLNESSES AND INJURY.

GameChanger Charity was founded by Jim Carol and his son Taylor in 2007, prompted by Taylor’s inspiring survival from pediatric cancer. GCC has grown into a passionate team of staff and volunteers dedicated to helping other children and families through the challenges that come with hospital stays. Rated Gold status by Guidestar, over 90% of every dollar raised goes to donations for our partner hospitals. We invite you to join our cause and become a GameChanger and change the day for thousands of sick, isolated kids!

Our Story

A Foundation of Hope

In May of 2006, the Carol’s lives changed forever. Their son Taylor was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia and was given two weeks to live. After soul searching and seeking guidance from experts, the family decided to move Taylor to the Children’s Hospital of Seattle. It was there that Taylor began the fight for his life.

Throughout Taylor’s long battle, he was forced into isolation where he would spend months alone and quickly developed a deep love for video games. They served as an outlet, as they helped him “feel like a kid again,” allowed him to communicate with peers, and distracted him from the harsh realities of his situation.

Beating Leukemia after 5 long years was the most difficult challenge Taylor, Jim and the Carol family could ever imagine, and the experience changed them forever. Jim and Taylor now live their lives grateful for every day.

The Carol family acknowledges that it was both the kindness of strangers and Taylor’s video games that sustained him with joy and hope during his darkest days, and they decided they wanted to pass that hope on to other kids struggling with debilitating illnesses and injury.

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Our Programs

We award college scholarships to inspiring young role models who have battled through adversity, ensuring their dreams to attend university come true.

Gamers Give Back

Gamers Give Back

In partnership with Child’s Play, GGB Days are special events where we honor hospital staff, deliver gifts to patients, serve catered food & celebrate how games help kids.

GameChanger Scholarships

Scholarships

We award college scholarships to cancer survivors and inspiring young role models who battled through adversity, ensuring their dreams to attend university come true.

GameChanger Day Program

GameChanger Day

We host custom, life-changing gaming experiences at Children’s Hospitals for patients & online gaming celebrities – memories never to be forgotten!

Games & Tech to the rescue

Games & Tech

We give age-appropriate gifts of games, toys & electronics to children in hospitals to provide entertainment while they’re receiving extended treatment.

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

We aim to enhance the general quality of life for children in hospitals utilizing new and exciting tech in VR and AR.

Caregiver resources

Caregiver Resources

We provide resources to staff and caregivers to support the educational goals of patients experiencing long term treatment.

Our Team

Board of Directors

Tim Stuart, Microsoft Xbox CFO

Tim Stuart

Microsoft Xbox CFO
Suzy Engwall, Executive Director, Western Region at The Innovation Institute

Suzy Engwall

Executive Director, National Director of Innovation labs at The Innovation Institute
Steve Huffman Co Founder CEO of Reddit

Steve Huffman

Co Founder CEO of Reddit

Emmett Shear

Co Founder and CEO of Twitch

Davy Levy

AWS, VP Government, WW Public Sector
GameChangers Jim Carol Co-Founder

Jim Carol

GameChanger Creator, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Jeff Shepard - Hughes Marino

Jeff Shepard

Principal & SVP - Hughes Marino; former Chairman, OC Child Abuse Prevention Center
Jon Storbeck - GameChanger Board of Directors

Jon Storbeck

General Manager - Knott's Berry Farm, Frmr: VP Disneyland Resort
Captain Sparkles - GameChanger Board of Directors

Jordan Maron

CaptainSparklez - YouTuber & Online Influencer
Our Team

Board of Advisors

Craig Mordock - GameChanger Board of Advisors

Craig Mordock

Partner - Sheppard Mullin
Tom Giardino - GameChanger Board of Advisors

Tom Giardino

Business Development, Valve
John Howell - GameChanger Board of Advisors

John Howell

VP Partnerships, Twitch
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Join our mission to to improve the lives of hospitalized children. Your donation will be a game changer for a child with cancer and provide much needed financial aid to their family so they can focus on healing together.

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