MechWarrior Online players have the chance to make a charitable donation on behalf of one of the game's youngest players, Sarah Marie Alida Parries, a cancer victim. The charity purchase of "Sarah's Mech" will see 100% of proceeds donated to the Canadian Cancer Society in her name. The special mech is $10 and is available through August 20th.
The five year old Vancouver native loved piloting the Jenner ‘Mech in MechWarrior Online with her father, Jon Parries. Calling the enemy ‘Mechs “baddies”, she and her father dominated the Inner Sphere on a regular basis in the current Open Beta. Her favorite ‘Mech chassis was the Jenner ‘Mech with streak SRMs, “because she liked to move fast, lock on, and liked using night vision,” according to her father.
“Sarah’s passion for ‘Mechs and her battle with cancer had a profound impact everyone at Piranha,” said Russ Bullock, president of Piranha Games. “She was an inspiration with her passion and energy for the game and our hearts and deepest condolences go out to her family. The outpouring of heartfelt sympathy from the MechWarrior community and the support and encouragement we’ve received to develop this unique ‘Mech has been nothing short of incredible. We have the best fans in the world.”
Read more on the special Sarah's page of the MechWarrior Online site.