GamerDad’s Broken Heart

GamerDad in hospitalOn Saturday September 1st, Andrew Bub – the GamerDad, and my husband – suffered a heart attack. An anterior wall Myocardial Infarction to be exact. On Sunday the 2nd, he had an additional MI and on Labor Day he endured a Quadruple Bypass operation, which saved his life. He’s been in the hospital ever since and dearly misses his children, his website, and all of you – his readers. Here’s how you can help.

His wonderful volunteer GamerDads, Moms, brothers, and sisters have kept GamerDad and his blog Game Sanity Blog going for close to two weeks now.

I’m the GamerMom and I’ve never been much of a gamer myself, I do love gaming with my kids (“Gaming with Children”) and admire what Andrew is trying to do. He believes so strongly in using videogames as learning tools, social enhancers, and in providing parents with the most accurate information possible, I don’t mind that he’s basically sacrificed his writing career to do. He’s got the vision – I pay the bills.

GamerDad with kidsOver the past four years GamerDad has published so much. Look over the site, loads of game reviews, and countless other articles about gaming. He’s appeared as a spokesman, and in countless newspapers, magazine articles, and radio programs defending gaming with your kids – or at least that being involved is means good parenting. But he’s never written an article directly asking for your help.

So I’m going to do it for him. Please give until it hurts (unless it hurts your family). Here’s how you can help:

Send checks and money orders to:

Linda Denison Bub
PO Box 070265
Milwaukee, WI 53207

ALL proceeds will be used to help GamerDad and his websites promote his vision and ideas about “Gaming with Children.”

Please help him continue to raise awareness of the positives of gaming, using his website for information to help us parent better. I so believe in what he is doing, seeing his passion for myself at a recent gaming convention solidified it for me. He’s meant to do this; he is the sane voice when it comes to gaming. I was to start a column on GamerDad but he had his heart attack. This only makes me want to do this more. Thank you for any help you can give him.

GamerDad is all right and will be coming home soon. We’ll keep you posted.

Thanks, in advance, for your generosity,

Linda Denison Bub
The GamerMom

UPDATE: Andrew (GamerDad) needs more surgery. He’ll probably be going under the knife again Friday morning. Wish us luck, and pop in a few extra quarters. We need all the Extra Lives we can get!