A member of the Puerto Rican fighting game community is battling cancer, here's how you can help her out

Anything helps

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • September 24, 2019 at 3:13 p.m. PDT

The Puerto Rican fighting game community would most certainly not be what it is today without the hard work and dedication of Ricardo Roman "ESPR|Mono" Ithier. Along with running Electronic Sports Puerto Rico, the eSports company through which most PR major events are hosted, he also puts on the yearly First Attack major and still somehow finds the time to travel to promote his scene.

Mono's sister, Angely, has been diagnosed with myxoid liposarcoma, a type of cancer that manifests in the body's fat tissue. Costs are extremely high when it comes to both therapy and ongoing treatment and so Ricardo and the Itheir family have created a Go Fund Me for any and all who are able and willing to help.

Angely recently went through a reasonably successful surgery but will still need radiotherapy and chemotherapy as her battle with cancer moves forward.

The family is hoping to raise $30,000 to help offset costs and has already crossed the halfway mark en route to this goal. Here are a few words from Mono's statement on the Go Fund Me page.

"This campaign is for my sister who I love very much and I hope overcomes this and continues to live a fruitful life. I just really want for her to overcome this and if there is anything in my power to help her through this... I will do that to the best of my abilities my body allows me to. If there is any way anyone can contribute, we will greatly appreciate it. "

Any extra funds that you may be able to spare will help Angely and her family as they try to navigate through all the chaos that's been placed in front of them. This is an opportunity for the FGC to show just how much of a community it is and show love to an extended family member.

You can head over to the Go Fund Me page to donate as well as to read Mono's full statement. From both EventHubs and the FGC, we wish the best on and a full recovery for Angely and the Ithier family.

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