Ninja, Ludwig and more raise over $200k for Smash pro Chillin after stroke

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The esports and gaming community has stepped up to help Super Smash Bros pro player Kashan ‘ChillinDude’ Khan, after a family member revealed the pro had suffered a stroke due to complications from an infection. in the knee.

Members of the Super Smash Bros community and beyond have come together to support professional gamer Kashan ‘ChillinDude’ Khan, after his brother confirmed that the player had suffered a medium-severity stroke due to complications from a blood infection. knee.

according to a GoFundMe Posted by Chillin’s brother, the family attempted to contact the professional after not hearing from him for a few days. His family was able to contact local friends of Chillin, who went to his home to check on his well-being on June 3. However, when they arrived at his house, they found him incapacitated and unconscious.

After paramedics arrived at the scene, it was revealed that Chillin had suffered a “medium” stroke caused by a blockage in his heart due to an infection in his knee that had spread throughout his body. Although his brother confirmed that the player is well on his way to regaining speech and movement from the stroke, his brother explained that the incident had caused permanent damage to his heart, leaving him with no choice but to undergo surgery instead. open heart to repair it. the damage.

His brother explained that the surgery was not fully covered by Chillin’s insurance and that he had set up GoFundMe in hopes of being able to fund the remaining portion of the surgery and rehabilitation needed for a full recovery.

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Ninja, Ludwig and Team Liquid help exceed initial donation goals

The community quickly responded to the GoFundMe post. Initially tweeted on June 11, the post quickly gained traction in the gaming and esports community, with numerous famous faces in the smash scene pledging their support for Chillin’s recovery.

On the first day of the tweet posting, the fundraising efforts amassed over $100,000 in donations from members of the gaming community, and were picked up and shared by notable figures in the Smash community, including Team Liquid player Smash, Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma. .

Several players also organized community fundraisers in a bid to help cover the costs of Chillin’s medical procedures, with Smash veteran Joseph ‘Mang0’ Marquez pledging to host a fundraiser upon his return from Battle of BC Smash tournament in Vancouver.

The fundraiser was also supported by people outside of the Smash community, with streaming giants Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Ludwig Ahgren donating $25,000 and $10,000 respectively.

The GoFundMe broke $100,000 on the first day of its publication, and is currently sitting at around $230,000 in total funds raised at the time of this writing.

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You may donate to the GoFundMe campaign here.