AM01-Mike02 Resistance/Enlightened Field Art Project for Justin #FAHKCANCER
As many of you know, and to those that do not, our friend Justin Manning hasn't been given much time with us. In game TheMasterMissy is passionate and persistent, out of it he has always been humble and wise. I have never met someone as accepting of their fate as he. On January 9th the news spread that he had been admitted to hospice care nearing the end of his battle with cancer. In a testament to his lasting impression on both the Resistance and Enlightened teams, we decided to do an x-fac field op creating a two sided starburst heart over his hospice facility. With Justin’s expected prognosis being hours to at most days away, time was of the utmost importance if we wanted it seen by him.
Coming together for a common cause RES and ENL agents from RI, MA, NY,and CT quickly mobilized: drawing a plan, farming keys, spreading the word and clearing the area. Throughout the night and the following day agents put aside their factions and worked together clearing blocks, exchanging keys, and setting up links. This was a massive undertaking but due to the amazing efforts from both sides, within 30 hours from when the news broke, the starbursts were finished and the fields were up.
Working closely together, both sides started throwing their links at the same time concluding with the field being closed a few hours later. The base anchors were located 2 blocks away from Justin. With the Resistance field giving him blue skies, he was able to see both the blue and green fields in his scanner. Immediately following the completion of the field a x-fac comm salute went out to “@TheMasterMissy Forever in Our Hearts” with agents from both factions around the globe taking to their scanners in a united show of support.
Despite covering a heavily played area of RI and MA, the field is still standing 2 days later and will remain until his passing. We want Justin to know that even though it is a game, many players cast that aside, for there are far greater achievements than ones on a scanner, to show that a fellow player is in Our Hearts. Many players volunteered their weekend to help make this happen. We all sincerely and deeply thank those who helped in any manner.
TheMasterMissy has expressed his heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the outpouring of emotional support. He and his family have been surprised and a bit overwhelmed by the efforts of everyone involved.
We will always love and support you Justin. Remember to #FAHKCancer and to keep #TheMasterMissy in our hearts. Love you buddy. #XFaction #FCANCER
TheMasterMissy Forever in Our Hearts 💙
Note: If you are interested in donating to help fund cancer research in honor of Justin, please consider donating to the Jimmy Fund: http://www.jimmyfund.org/ways-to-give/