Podtacular community: ImpulsiveNinja needs our help

I received a heart-wrenching email from AuroraX this morning:

Hey Foo Mo. One of the members here called ImpulsiveNinja (real name Jason Huffstutler) is going through an extremely rough time in his life. He is 17 years old and his dad is dying. His dad has had hepatitis for years now, and it has finally overtaken him. He is in the hospital in a coma and on life support. He will not be able to recover, and the only way he will live is if he stays in a coma and on life support for the rest of his life. Their family has made the incredibly hard decision that his suffering should end, and they took him off of life support today. He is sedated so he will not feel anything and he will pass peacefully, but he isn’t expected to live more than 24 hours. Jason aka ImpulsiveNinja has been a member of the community for a little while now, and he really looks up to you and the other leaders here, and it would mean a lot to him if the podtacular community did something kind for him during this terrible time. I don’t mean anything big, just something so that he knows we are there for him during this time.

Jason could use our help. What I plan on doing is making a collage card of some type with names, notes, and graphics from his friends at the Podtacular community. If you would like to add something to the card, please put it in the comments along with your gamertag and/or name. If you would like to send a graphic please send it to podtacular@gmail.com. I’ll add all of these up shortly and send them to Jason to let him know we care. And please, if you’re a praying person, pray for Jason and his family in this extremely difficult time. AuroraX will be visiting him soon and will keep us updated.

UPDATE: ImpulsiveNinja sent me this message:

Hey foomo, I can’t thank you guys enough for what you are doing. I thought i should let you know. Tonight, at 9:00 P.M. (today is September 1st) my father passed away.

This entry was posted in Community. Bookmark the permalink.

45 Responses to Podtacular community: ImpulsiveNinja needs our help

  1. HaloFreak bunny says:

    wow dude…i definitely wanna be on that card. Add my name and something like “i know what you’re going through and we will be there for you.”

  2. Oompa says:

    I wish you the best of luck. My prayers are with you.
    A Oompa Loompah

  3. sargemat says:

    Gamertag: sarge mat

    Jason you are going through a rough time right now. But know this each and every one of us is praying and think about you at this time and no matter how dark the path ahead is God will always be you light. God Bless.

  4. JVB says:

    Jason,

    You and your family are in my prayers. I lost my pop in a similar way. I had to watch the nurse take him off life support. It is an image I’ll never forget.

    Stay strong, if you ever need to talk don’t be afraid to ask.

    God Bless

  5. Kickimanjaro says:

    We’re here for you, be strong.

    -Kickimanjaro (Ollie)

  6. Chevelle65 says:

    Jason,

    I never know what to say when this kind of thing happens to a person. I can only offer my sincerest condolences and prayers for you and your family. I’m truly sorry for your loss.

    Chevelle65

  7. Warlock6.66 says:

    Stay strong and i wish u luck

    Warlock6.66

  8. Stooch says:

    May the wonderful memories outweigh your sadness. All our thoughts and prayers are with you Jason.
    We’re always here if you need to talk.

    Please stay strong.

    Stooch

  9. AERO Strik3 says:

    Jason, I know what your going through is really hard but stay strong and know that you’ll always have friends to talk to here at podtacular. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Brent aka AERO Strik3

  10. kilaMOMjaro says:

    Please add mine

    “God gives challenges to those he knows are the strongest”. We are thinking of you Jason ~ kilaMOMjaro

  11. ooopy says:

    I am speaking on behalf of The Blue Skittle and myself when I say we are so sorry to hear what you going thru. I wish you all the luck and you are in my prayers.

    Ooopy

  12. KrashCourse says:

    No joke, i’m almost sobbing right now. Seriously. Man, i feel like shit, and must feel like even more shit… I hope Jason can get through this.

  13. DC Rainman says:

    Jason,

    On behalf of Digital Combat we have you in our thoughts and prayers. We have many members who know exactly what you are going through and would like to offer our support in any way that we can. We are one big family regardless of game or platform and look out for one another as much as possible. Take care and best of luck.

    DC Rainman
    Digital Combat General Manager

  14. Legendary Hooligan says:

    Same as krashcourse. seriously, my deepest condolences. my non-biological dad is close to the end as well, so i can imagine. my prayers are with you and your whole family. be strong, man, and God be with you.

  15. Gemini Ace says:

    Jason,

    I can only tell you that it will get better. You will never forget your father, even when he is gone. Each day, just remember to think about him and keep him in your thoughts. No one can take that away from you. Stay strong and know that we’re all here pulling for you and your family.

    Gemini Ace

  16. KrashCourse says:

    Alright guys. I Put up a Signature thread in the general discussion. TRy to sign that so we can add it to the card.

  17. Tarheels32 says:

    Jason,
    We here at Podtacular are with you during your extremely tough time. I hope you and your family can get through this difficult time, my prayers are with you and your family.

    God Bless,
    Tarheels

  18. lucastoast says:

    Jason,

    I know what it’s like having a dad suffer from an illness with no chance of recoverey. All I can say is there’s allways a light at the end of the tunnel even if it’s only the reflection of your flashlight,

    lucastoast.

  19. Killazilla says:

    Jason,

    I really don’t know what to say. Just hang in there. You, your father, and your family are in my prayers. We are here for you if you need someone to talk to. Hang in there man.

    Killazilla

  20. immortalthree says:

    Podtacular’s Prayers are with you Jason!

    ~ImmortalThree~

  21. JVB says:

    DC Crash has posted this on the front page of DC Combat. http://www.dccombat.com/showthread.php?t=12163

  22. Hoogs says:

    Jason, I can’t imagine what you must be going through now. Even though I don’t know you and you don’t know me, you have my deepest sympathy. I will pray for you.

    -Andrew (GT: Hoogs88)

  23. CapnKrunk says:

    Jason,

    I’m so sorry to hear this news and my thoughts are with you and your family. You’ll undoubtedly have many hard days ahead of you, so now is the time to stay strong and rely on friends and family to help you get through it. Take the time to appreciate every moment you’ve been able to share with your father, because trust me, he’s most certainly appreciated every moment with you as his son.

    As someone who’s been through something like this, my suggestion is you take care of yourself and the rest of your family, don’t let pride keep you from expressing your emotions, and reflect but don’t dwell. If you ever need someone to talk to, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me or anyone else here at Podtacular. Even in the face of adversity and loss, don’t forget that your friends at Podtacular are here to support you and with you in spirit.

    My condolences,
    Robert Cortez aka CapnKrunk

  24. CaMaRoGuY579 says:

    Very sorry to hear. I am praying for him and his family.

  25. marooner says:

    hang tight… Stay strong… And you are in my prayers… God bless…

    IcyFIame

  26. Kiaffex says:

    Hope everything will be okay. Stay strong!

    -Kia

  27. TDA SLYMER says:

    Jason,

    On behalf of The Devils Advocates (over at Digital Combat), I would like express our condolences. We understand that an event like this can be hard on a family and especially and individual. As gamers, we have a very large extended family. Don’t be afraid to ask any one of us for help or someone to talk to, to help you through these rough times.

    On a last note I would like to give the same message from TDA that kilaMOMjaro did and that is “God gives challenges to those he knows are the strongest.” You will make it through these times and you have many friends willing to help you.

    TDA SLYMER
    The Devils Advocates
    Digital Combat

  28. Arcade Wizard says:

    God be with you Jason, i’ll pray for you tonight.
    remeber, you got a WHOLE community behind you.
    stay strong man

  29. The Hawk442 says:

    Jason, everyone at podtacular is here for you. I know it must be extremely hard, but try to stay strong.

  30. foomojive says:

    KrashCourse let me know that some of us commented on a forum thread instead: http://podtacular.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=18051

  31. kill3rnibl3r says:

    Sorry to hear that Jason, May your Dad rest in Peace and may you and your family stay strong. Ill pray for you Tonight.
    -Kill3rnibl3r

  32. Kiaffex says:

    …tonite…which is last….night….

    I am so sorry…

  33. CARTS says:

    wow… I can only imagine how sad that must be. I wish you the best of luck, and I think your family did the right thing.

  34. a surly hobo says:

    Jason,

    I am very sorry for your loss. It is never easy for anyone to lose a close relative like a parent. I remember when my grandmother was dying of cancer and how sad my mother felt although they weren’t the closest of family. I cannot imagine how difficult this is for you to deal with. If you ever need someone to talk to, feel free to come to Podtacular to talk to someone.

    You and your family are strong to support one-another. Stay close to your family, your friends, and your beliefs.

    God Bless You and Your Family,

    Jim J. (a surly hobo)

  35. Hublah says:

    I’m really sorry man. I think it was the right thing to do tough. Good luck with everything.

  36. R1CAN says:

    Jason,

    I know what you are going through, I too lost my father from the same disease Hepatitis, I feel your pain and all I can say at this moment is I’m so sorry for your loss and you are in my thoughts and prayers, God bless you and your family.

    DC R1CAN
    Digital Combat Graphics

  37. Crazykiller61 says:

    Man i am so sorry to hear about this. I have had similar situation i know how it feels. You will be in my prayers.

  38. SGT Corona says:

    Jason,

    I give my condolences to you and your family. We here at podtacular are here for you. You can talk to me or any other member here over irc, Skype, or xbox live. Stay close to your family and dont break away from them. Keep positive memories of your father. This will be a hard mountain to climb but not impossible. Remember to stay strong and Don’t give up

    Sincerely,
    Luis Vasquez(SGT Corona)

  39. N1ghthawk13 says:

    Jason,

    i have experienced a few deaths in my extended family, but can not fathom the pain that you have been going through with a death that close. All i can do is pray for you and your family. if you ever want to talk im here for you bro.

    Sincerely,
    N1ghtHawk13 (Jordan Provinsal)

  40. ArcticSam says:

    Jason,

    I hope we can all help you through this horrible time. We all have your backs and will do anything to help you. Remember you can always rely on me and all of podtacular if you just need to talk or wanna hang out over XBL. While it may look dark now and for a time to come, it will get better and we’ll be here for you then too.

    Sam (ArcticSam)

  41. Dialpex says:

    Hey Jason,

    Im sorry im here late but i don’t have a pc at home this week (our for repair). But i wanted to tell you that God knows all things that and i pray that he might take care of your family and all of those that were close to your dad. Its a sad thing to lose someone we love that dearly, but stay strong and look forward.

    All of my prayers are with you and your family.

    God Bless you all!

    Dialpex

  42. JoeDaddy1138 says:

    Jason my brother, know at this time that God is with you and your family. I’m sure your surrounded by loved ones who are lifting you up, and remember mourning is for a season. Our family will be praying for you and your family, and may God show you peace in this time of reflection of what truly matters in life. LOVE

    God Bless you brother,

    JoeDaddy1138 (Joe Montgomery)

  43. Apoth3osis says:

    Jason,

    I cant even imagine what you must be going through right now, but I just wanna let you know we’re here for ya’ buddy. I never really know what to say in these situations and they say actions speak louder than words so… *Hugs*. (I know its not a “real” hug, so you’ll have to imagine… or gimme a hug next time you see me.)

    Nate

  44. Spoofmaniac says:

    Wow. I know it’s a little late, but I’d just say like to say I’m sorry for your loss.
    God Bless.

    Spoofmaniac

  45. stovall3d says:

    I know there are no words to make it all go away. And to tell you I have been through it and know how you feel won’t bring comfort to your life,and time is the only cure..But it does make you feel better knowing less than perfect strangers do care, and want to reach out to you with a hand or a word of some encouragement..You have some good friends. Sometimes we just need to count the blessings we do have…Don’t lose track of who you are…

Leave a Reply