What Tough Really Looks Like...
I don't shed many tears at my age, but today was an exception.
The Tough in question is the little girl, five year old Sarah Marie Alida Parries, with her father Jon.
She was also a fellow MechWarrior Online beta tester and light mech badass with short range smart missiles:
She died a month ago from brain cancer: http://www.sarna.net/news/an-angel-has-fallen/
At just five years of age she played with her favorite mech, a Streak SRM-equipped Jenner because she liked locking on. Her catchphrase has been said when playing to be “Got ‘em Good!”
What happened next was nothing other than amazing: the entire MWO community rallied around this little girl, created a custom Jenner mech in her memory, and have raised to date almost $50,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society: http://mwomercs.com/sarah
Gamers sometimes come under fire from non-gamers for being gamers. Next time a non-gamer gives you ****, tell them about little Sarah's one joy in her short life: blowing away enemy Mechs with her dad.
You got em good all right, Sarah. R.I.P.