2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Surviving Cancer with Games and Community

Saturday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Long Center
AT&T Education Room
701 W Riverside Dr

When he was 12 years old Steven Gonzalez was diagnosed with AML Leukemia and given a two percent chance of survival. With the support of his family and world-class medical treatment, he beat cancer but could not beat the feelings of isolation that comes with being a teenager with a life-threatening illness. To his surprise, video games helped close that gap. Games helped start conversations with new friends with cancer, bridge awkwardness with old friends who couldn’t relate, and eased some of the symptoms of his illness and side-effects of his treatment. At 18 years old, Steven launched The Survivor Games, a nonprofit that uses video games to support and connect teen cancer survivors. During this session, Steven will discuss his experience with cancer, how video games helped or hindered his recovery, and how the gaming and cancer communities can come together so that no one will ever have to endure cancer alone.


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Justin Reynard


Karma Labs Inc

Steven Gonzalez

Founder CEO

The Survivor Games


Free and open to the public. ***Admission subject to venue capacity and age restrictions.
Solo / Dual / Panel

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