Recently it was revealed that a gamer with a terminal cancer diagnosis managed to get a chance to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ahead of its release, thanks to Nintendo who helped make it happen. Now it looks like Bethesda has done the same for a 12-year old boy called Wes who has been diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma.
According to the Facebook page setup by the boy’s parents, it revealed how the doctors thought that it was best to stop the treatment for his illness, meaning that he might not have much time left to live. Wes was upset as it meant that he might not get a chance to play the Power Armor Edition of Fallout 76 that he had pre-ordered as the game was only set for a release in November.
However Bethesda caught wind of this and the company’s community manager Matt Grandstaff drove up to Maryland to hand deliver an early copy of the Power Armor Edition which contained a prototype power armor helmet which was signed by Todd Howard himself. He also got to enjoy an early version of the game, although it seems that he did not get to keep it as it was an early version of it.
In the meantime Wes’ parents have setup a GoFundMe page to help cover the cost of some their expenses, which includes traveling back and forth to New York to see his doctors, which you can check out if you’re interested in helping out.