What is Extra Life and what do we do?

Extra Life is a program under Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, that unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. 

Since inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $70 million for sick and injured kids, and continues to make a difference in local communities every single day!

Why do you "Extra Life"?


Extra Life all began because of one little girl in Orange, TX. Her story has inspired thousands of people to play games #ForTheKids. 

What's your story? Why do you participate in Extra Life? Do you have a connection to your children's hospital or know someone who does?  


Need some inspiration? Check out these "Why I Extra Life" stories!


Ready to get started?

We're excited to get you on board! You can follow this guide to get some tips to start streaming, and you can sign up and create your participant page here!