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FGC member starts charity tournament after 3-month-old son passes away - Capcom, Sega and BrokenTier sign up to help

Posted by Jon 'Catalyst' Grey • September 16, 2013 at 7:36 p.m. PDT • Comments: 81

Ian "E-Dawg" Donmoyer is a member of the fighting game community in New Mexico, who plays multiple titles from UMvC3, SSF4 AE v2012 to VF5 FS.

On December 18, 2011, his son James was born, but sadly after just three months, he passed away. James had a rare but serious congenital heart defect - the most common birth defect in newborns, of which 1 in 100 are born with - called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, or HLHS.

His death could have been prevented.

After a lot of pain and wondering what to do next, Donmoyer decided to organize a charity event that would combine his love of video games, and aid a cause that would honor his son.

The Art of Fighting will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 27-28, 2013. This is an art exhibit and video game competition.

All of the proceeds will benefit two charities: The Save Babies Through Screening Foundation and the March of Dimes New Mexico Chapter, who are fighting to save children's lives and spread awareness about congenital heart defects. Hit the jump to read more.
After hearing Donmoyer's story, Capcom, Sega, BrokenTier, Iam8bit, Seth Killian and more all offered to help, by sending over items for the tournament so they could be raffled and used as part of the event to give more money to this cause.

If you plan to donate, please watch this event's live stream starting at 1 p.m. PDT on September 28, 2013, at for more information. We'll also be embedding this tournament's live stream here on the front page of EventHubs on that day as well.

You can find additional details about this event on the NM-ISM and Facebook event links below.

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