Faith in Humanity Once Again
We haven’t even passed a month since the tragic case of Wes, who was given a chance to play Fallout 76 early, and now we have another case of tragedy. Jurian, a Neurofibromatosis Type 2 patient who is from Netherlands, recently wrote a letter to Gamersnet sharing his story of how he got to play an early copy of RDR2. Initially, Rockstar Netherlands did not want to publish the story. Jurian himself took it to his own hands to expose them for their kindness. Here’s how Rockstar came to know of Jurian and subsequently let him play RDR2.
He is now living in the final stages of his life. His father, Harm, took notice of his interest in Red Dead Redemption 2, and tried contacting Rockstar. While initially having their proposal rejected, Rockstar Netherlands contacted the head office. Jurian got to play the game for the whole afternoon before the executives had to go back with the game. He then decided to share the story with the local gaming network, Gamersnet.
“Since I recently read about a similar case with Nintendo, I just wanted to tell you that Rockstar has also done something beautiful.”
What is Neurofibromatosis?
For those that don’t know, Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes the growth of benign tumors. The tumors are generally non-cancerous, but can lead to severe medical problems if grown near crucial nervous areas such as the brain and central nervous system. It is a very rare genetic disorder, and only affects roughly 0.0003 percent of the population.
Jurian has been fighting the disease since 2004, and has finally concluded his last battle. “I survived for a long time, but I’ve had enough of it now”. Our condolences go out to Jurian and his family. If you want more tears, you can look at his full letter here.
“Now, if you don’t mind I’d hate to spoil such a beautiful afternoon on such beautiful land with any further unpleasantries.” (Red Dead Redemption)