A few days ago, longtime San Antonio, Texas FGC member (and a personal friend of mine) Anthony Dwayne Garcia was found unresponsive in his room by his parents. He has suffered a severe stroke, placing him into the ICU — where he unfortunately has not yet woken up. To make matters worse, Anthony is currently uninsured, which will place tremendous financial strife on him and his family.
The fighting game community has risen to the aid of their fellow community member in his literal fight for his life: to start, the San Antonio FGC has come together to try to raise funds for Anthony and his family this month. A GoFundMe page has been set up by his friend Adam Aldana; so far about $1,500 has been contributed to help with medical costs, but the goal is still a long way away. In addition to this, at San Antonio’s upcoming tournament event River City Rushdown, which will be taking place March 30, 2019, all venue, pot, and raffle ticket fees will be donated to Anthony’s family at the end of the event.
Anthony’s friends ask that even if you can’t offer financial assistance to his cause, please at least spread the word by sharing the news on social media platforms, and show how the FGC is a family for one another in times of need. Any help at all is of the upmost importance to save Anthony’s life.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, Anthony Dwayne Garcia did not recover and has passed away. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. The GoFundMe page is still open and welcomes any assistance offered towards memorial services.