MechWarrior Online Fights Cancer With Custom Mech in Memory of Deceased Player

on July 23, 2013 4:51 PM

Back in May a young MechWarrior Online player named Sarah Parries tragically lost her life to cancer in Vancouver, Canada. Today the game’s developer Piranha Games announced the release of a special edition Jenner mech that can be purchased for $10. 100% of the proceeds of the sale will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

At the moment of this writing the fundraising already reached the respectable sum of $16,360, meaning that 1636 Sarah’s Jenners have already found a generous owner. The numbers keep climbing.

Sarah’s father, Jon, left a moving message to the community:

You guys should have seen Sarah when I brought out some old Battletech models for the first time. I showed her a Jenner that was in the box, but it looked a little bit different because it had a dome head. Sarah cocked her head and said, “That’s not a Jenner, Jenners have a pointy head!”

Again I can never thank all of you enough for all the time and effort you at MWO have provided. It has helped a lot knowing that people out there legitimately care.

Below you can see a small trailer featuring the mech, and a few screenshots. What are you waiting for? You can go purchase your own.  It’s a good cause, and it looks really cute to boot. You only have time until August the 20th

Rest well, Sarah.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.