Just recently, the Pokemon GO community in Singapore united as one to uplift one of its ailing members, in a wonderful show of compassion and support!
Mei Qi Or, a 29-year-old player of Pokemon GO, received a sobering cancer diagnosis back in April – along with a prescription for 16 rounds of costly chemotherapy. Fortunately, her fellow players locally and overseas joined hands to raise over $21,000 SGD to offset some of this treatment – which was presented to her in the form of a Pokemon-themed cheque! (seen above)
To thank supporters for their contributions to the cause, one of the organizers of the fundraising efforts took to the public Pokemon GO Singapore Facebook group with the following message:
“Dear fellow Pokemon Go trainers from Singapore and around the world in this group. We have now closed the 1st phase of the fundraising for Mei Qi Or to help her pay for her cancer treatments.
Yesterday we had a small gathering to hand over a Pokemon inspired cheque we had made and to take some pictures together. Thank you Alex Ortega for the awesome design and professional photographs. Don’t worry, we strictly followed all rules around group sizing (3 tables) and keeping distance, wearing masks.
With a few more donations coming in late we have achieved a total of just over $21,000 SGD which will help pay for about 12 of the 16 chemo treatments for Mei Qi. I am planning to continue the fundraising, but more formally and via a proper website on give.asia. Lookout for that in the next week or so. If you had not seen the news item that was broadcast on News 5 and CNA, please check the link below.
A massive thank you to everyone who shared, donated, messaged Mei Qi for support. It has been a fantastic community effort. 🥰🥰🥰