Twelve year old Wes has been battling neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, since he was five. Earlier this month, specialized treatment in New York eventually led to the decision to suspend treatment, after doctors feared it would begin to do more harm than good. In the time he has left, Wes expressed regret at possibly not being able to play Fallout 76. He ad preordered the Power Armor Edition as soon as it was available. Fortunately, Bethesda was able to make something special happen.
Bethesda Assistant Director Matt Grandstaff and some others from the company drove from Maryland to Virginia to visit Wes, bringing with them an early build of Fallout 76 and a prototype of one of the T-51 Power Armor Helmets from the aforementioned special edition that was signed by Todd Howard. Wes wasn’t allowed to keep the game, which makes sense, but he was able to play it for several hours while the Bethesda crew hung out with him and took pictures.
The event is documented on the family’s “Wes’ Fight Against Neuroblastoma” Facebook page, which has additional pictures and a link to a GoFundMe campaign. The campaign is currently sitting at about $15,000 of its $20,000 goal.
As reported by Comic Book, Bethesda is no stranger to events like this, being a regular participant with the Make-A-Wish foundation.
[Source: Comic Book via Facebook]